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Viltrox AF 24mm f/1.8 Lens for Sony E

BH #VIAF2418FE • MFR #AF 24/1.8 FE
Viltrox AF 24mm f/1.8 Lens for Sony E
Key Features
  • E-Mount Lens / Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/16
  • 2 Aspherical Elements, 3 ED Elements
  • 3 High Refractive Index Elements
Characterized by its sleek design, the 24mm f/1.8 Lens from Viltrox is a 24mm wide-angle prime lens designed for Sony E full-frame mirrorless cameras. The flexible wide-angle focal length pairs with the bright f/1.8 maximum aperture to suit working in a variety of lighting conditions and enables enhanced control over depth of field for isolating subject matter using selective focus techniques. The optical design incorporates three extra-low dispersion elements and two aspherical elements, which combine to suppress a variety of aberrations and produce high sharpness, clarity, and color accuracy. Three high refractive index elements are included to suppress a variety of aberrations and distortion and an HD Nano multi-layer coating has also been applied to reduce flare and ghosting for greater contrast in bright and backlit conditions.
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Viltrox 24mm f/1.8 Overview

Characterized by its sleek design, the 24mm f/1.8 Lens from Viltrox is a 24mm wide-angle prime lens designed for Sony E full-frame mirrorless cameras. The flexible wide-angle focal length pairs with the bright f/1.8 maximum aperture to suit working in a variety of lighting conditions and enables enhanced control over depth of field for isolating subject matter using selective focus techniques. The optical design incorporates three extra-low dispersion elements and two aspherical elements, which combine to suppress a variety of aberrations and produce high sharpness, clarity, and color accuracy. Three high refractive index elements are included to suppress a variety of aberrations and distortion and an HD Nano multi-layer coating has also been applied to reduce flare and ghosting for greater contrast in bright and backlit conditions.

This compact lens incorporates an STM stepping motor, which produces fast, near silent, and accurate autofocus performance along with full-time manual focus override. An internal focusing design also contributes to quick performance. The lens features durable metal construction, and an integrated USB Type-C port for future firmware updates.

Prime wide-angle lens designed for full-frame Sony E mirrorless cameras; however, can also be used with APS-C models where it provides a 36mm equivalent focal length.
Bright f/1.8 maximum aperture suits working in low-light conditions and also affords greater control over depth of field.
Three extra-low dispersion elements reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations in order to achieve a high degree of clarity and color accuracy.
Two aspherical elements help to control spherical aberrations and reduce distortion in order to realize high sharpness and accurate rendering.
Three high refractive index elements help to control spherical aberrations and reduce distortion in order to realize high sharpness and accurate rendering.
When used for astrophotography, the combination of aspherical elements and highly refractive ED elements greatly reduce radial glare to accurately render point light sources with clear colors.
HD Nano multi-layer coating has been applied to individual elements to suppress flare and ghosting for greater contrast and color fidelity when working in strong lighting conditions.
STM stepping motor enables quick, quiet, and precise autofocus performance along with full-time manual focus override. Additionally, an internal focusing design maintains the overall lens length during use for improved handling and quicker response.
Eye Autofocus supported on enabled cameras.
Integrated manual aperture ring for tactile exposure control; this ring also features an 'A' position for automated, camera-based aperture selection.
Nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.
Integrated USB Type-C port for firmware updates.
UPC: 778469116081

Viltrox 24mm f/1.8 Specs

Focal Length24mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 36mm)
Maximum Aperturef/1.8
Minimum Aperturef/16
Lens MountSony E
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View84°
Minimum Focus Distance11.8" / 30 cm
Maximum Magnification0.1x
Optical Design11 Elements in 9 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size55 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.8 x 3.3" / 70 x 85 mm
Weight12 oz / 340 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.265 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.8 x 5.2 x 4.6"

Viltrox 24mm f/1.8 Reviews

Great lens for the cost

By Allen
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-09

I bought this lens to shoot the stars with, and let me say how happy I am. This has turned into my favorite Astro lens, replacing my 15mm. The stars came out sharp and clear. Like I said in my other review....love my Z6ii hate Nikons lens prices. With the price point of this I was able to snag 2 Viltrox primes compared to 1 Nikon.

About as good as it gets for value

By Pierre
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-08

I run this lens for video recording in my studio, mainly streaming content - Youtube Style.... Camera is Z6 II with this lens. Focus is rock solid, silent, and gives a fantastic blown out background when stopped all the way to 1.8. So in my use this is perfectly fine. I have not done any landscape stuff with it yet. But so far so good.

Great price, great lens!

By Richard
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-14

Yes its not cheap like a TTArtisan manual focus lens, but for the price compared to a Nikon z lens, this is an absolute steal. I use it with my OG z6 camera and the images are great. Focuses accurately and fairly quickly. I have not compared it to the 24mm z lens, but I'm quite happy for the price I paid for it. I cannot speak for it in terms of build quality longevity since I've only had it for 1 month, but from the outside it seems very well constructed.

Good lens

By Cheuk Fang Rich
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-09

For the price, it is excellent. IQ, to my opinion, is about 80-90% of native Nikon Z lenses. So far quite happy. Good buy if you need a 24mm prime lens with auto focus.

Nice & Sharp

By Tom
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-02

I'm pleasantly surprised by this lens. It is sharp, quick to focus, has a solid build and operates smoothly. It fits both my Z50 and Z6 II nicely and is of relatively light weight.

A decent alternative to the Nikkor

By Michael J
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-25

I tried this lens on a Z50, Z 6, Z 7 and Z 6II. It functions as expected on all 4 bodies. It feels solidly built. Mounting takes a bit more firmness and dismounting required backing off a bit from full clockwise movement. The lens AF quickly and accurately. All EXIF data seems accurate, even the lens description is complete. Image IQ is very good. It is sharp in the center, but somewhat less sharp at the edges that Nikon's own version until you step down to f/8. Color and contrast are on par. A less than 1/2 the price of a Nikkor, it is a good alternative for those on a budget.

Beyond the price a great lens

By Michael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-04

Even after reading positive reviews, I was pleasantly surprised at the sharpness of the photos that took in with the Viltrox mounted on my Nikon Z5. I can only recommend highly.

High quality value lens!

By Brian
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-23

I purchased this mainly for video for my Nikon Z6. It performs comparably to my other Nikon brand Z primes (35mm f1.8 for example) in terms of speed of focusing and shooting experience. I haven't pixel peeped the photos taken with this lens but for video it works very well and quietly. Build quality is tight and excellent. Viltrox is a leader in value/quality ratio in my opinion. In addition to being significantly lower price than the Nikon brand equivalent Z lens, this lens is actually a little more compact in size which I like for gimbal use.

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Answered by: Kirk
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Yes, the Viltrox 24mm f/1.8 Lens for Sony Full Frame E Mount is an autofocus lens.
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Date published: 2021-08-05

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Will this work on an APS-C body?
Asked by: Luke
Yes. This will work on a Sony E-Mount camera.
Answered by: Yaakov
Date published: 2021-08-05

Will it work on Nikon z50?

Will it work on Nikon z50?
Asked by: Ruth
Yes this lens is compatible. Just remember that the Z50 is a cropped sensor camera so you're not seeing 24mm you'll be seeing 36mm.
Answered by: Ryan
Date published: 2021-10-03

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Date published: 2022-01-20
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