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Viltrox AF 85mm f/1.8 XF II Lens for FUJIFILM X

BH #VIAF8518IIXF • MFR #AF 85/1.8 II XF
Viltrox AF 85mm f/1.8 XF II Lens for FUJIFILM X
Key Features
  • X-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/16
  • One Extra-Low Dispersion Element
  • One Aspherical Element
Distinguished by its updated sleeker and lighter weight design, the Viltrox AF 85mm f/1.8 XF II is the second-generation of this portrait-length prime designed for FUJIFILM X-mount mirrorless cameras. The lens's short-telephoto focal length pairs with the bright f/1.8 design to suit working in a variety of lighting conditions and also for controlling depth of field and isolating subject matter. The optical design comprises one extra-low dispersion element, one aspherical element, and four elements made from highly transparent glass, which all help to reduce chromatic and spherical aberrations in order to realize high clarity and sharpness. An HD Nano multi-layer coating has also been applied to suppress flare and ghosting for improved contrast when working in strong lighting conditions. Additionally, the lens features an STM motor for quick, quiet autofocus performance along with a minimum focusing distance of 2.6' for working with close-up subjects.
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Viltrox 85mm f/1.8 STM II Overview

Distinguished by its updated sleeker and lighter weight design, the Viltrox AF 85mm f/1.8 XF II is the second-generation of this portrait-length prime designed for FUJIFILM X-mount mirrorless cameras. The lens's short-telephoto focal length pairs with the bright f/1.8 design to suit working in a variety of lighting conditions and also for controlling depth of field and isolating subject matter. The optical design comprises one extra-low dispersion element, one aspherical element, and four elements made from highly transparent glass, which all help to reduce chromatic and spherical aberrations in order to realize high clarity and sharpness. An HD Nano multi-layer coating has also been applied to suppress flare and ghosting for improved contrast when working in strong lighting conditions. Additionally, the lens features an STM motor for quick, quiet autofocus performance along with a minimum focusing distance of 2.6' for working with close-up subjects.

Mark II of this lens sports a more svelte and lighter weight design for greater versatility and portability.
Portrait-length prime is designed for APS-C-format FUJIFILM X-mount mirrorless cameras and provides a 127.5mm equivalent focal length.
Bright f/1.8 maximum aperture benefits working in difficult lighting conditions and also offers a wealth of control over focus position when using shallow depth of field techniques.
One extra-low dispersion element and four elements made from highly transparent glass contribute to reducing a variety of aberrations in order to produce well-corrected imagery with accurate color and no color fringing.
One large-diameter aspherical element minimizes distortion and spherical aberrations in order to produce high sharpness and accurate rendering.
HD Nano multi-layer coating has been applied to individual elements to reduce flare and ghosting for improved contrast. Also, this coating is water-resistant to help protect the exposed surfaces from moisture.
STM autofocus motor delivers quiet and precise focusing performance along with a minimum focusing distance of 2.6'.
Electronic contacts convey Exif data as well as permit camera-based aperture selection. Additionally, an integrated USB port permits updating the lens's firmware.
Rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.
Included lens hood shades the front element from flare-causing stray light and also offers some additional physical protection.
UPC: 778469114711

Viltrox 85mm f/1.8 STM II Specs

Key Specs
Focal Length
85mm (35mm Equivalent: 127.5mm)
Maximum Aperture
f/1.8
Lens Mount
FUJIFILM X
Lens Format Coverage
APS-C
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
72 mm (Front)
Maximum Aperture
f/1.8
Minimum Aperture
f/16
Lens Mount
FUJIFILM X
Lens Format Coverage
APS-C
Minimum Focus Distance
2.62' / 80 cm
Maximum Magnification
0.13x
Macro Reproduction Ratio
1:8
Optical Design
10 Elements in 7 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
9, Rounded
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
72 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
3.15 x 3.62" / 80 x 92 mm
Weight
1.06 lb / 484 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.895 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
6.1 x 5.6 x 5.2"

Viltrox 85mm f/1.8 STM II Reviews

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Is it compatible with fuji x-t200?

Is it compatible with fuji x-t200?
Asked by: Nurul Nadia
Yes, the Viltrox AF 85mm f/1.8 XF II for Fujifilm X is compatible with the Fujifilm X-T200.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2022-08-30

do i need a camera with IBIS or a tripod to use ...

do i need a camera with IBIS or a tripod to use this camera? i mean its a telephoto somehow
Asked by: Baker
No, A camera does not need to have IBIS in order to use the Viltrox AF 85mm f/1.8 XF II Len.
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2022-11-21

The 1st generation lens hood was round, is the ...

The 1st generation lens hood was round, is the 2nd generation lens hood lotus shape like the Sony 2nd generation version or same cylinder type as the original for Fuji?
Asked by: Zac
The lens hood is a petal type.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2020-07-27

Does the Mark II lens have less color fringing ...

Does the Mark II lens have less color fringing than the Mark I?
Asked by: Baron
Based on the results we have seen on this lens, there is no visible color fringing. The updates to this model are many with its lighter weight, faster autofocus and some cosmetic changes.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2021-01-26

LensRentals says the MK 1 version disables Fuji ...

LensRentals says the MK 1 version disables Fuji cameras’ wireless communication. Is that fixed in MK 2?
Asked by: Baron
There have been no reports of this lens disabling the wireless communication in Fuji X cameras to date.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2021-02-01

Is this lens still all metal construction? Is it ...

Is this lens still all metal construction? Is it weather resistant?
Asked by: Curtis
The Viltrox AF 85mm f/1.8 XF II Lens for FUJIFILM X is mainly made of metal. It is not weather sealed.
Answered by: Robert
Date published: 2023-10-15

does this lens mount on the xpro3 without ...

does this lens mount on the xpro3 without scratching the button release? (the previous version had this problem)
Asked by: Kevin
This lens mount was updated to prevent that. It's very similar to the Sony E design now, so it wouldn't have this problem anymore.
Answered by: Stephen
Date published: 2021-07-14

It appears that this lens has no aperture ring. ...

It appears that this lens has no aperture ring. If so, how does one adjust the aperture?
Asked by: Richard
It would be controlled via the dials on the camera. Much like if you set a Fujifilm lens to "A" with the Command setting for your dials.
Answered by: Kevin
Date published: 2022-08-25
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