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Viltrox AF 56mm f/1.4 Z Lens for Nikon Z (Black)

BH #VIAF5614Z • MFR #AF 56/1.4 Z
Viltrox AF 56mm f/1.4 Z Lens for Nikon Z (Black)
Key Features
  • Z-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 85mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/16
  • One ED Element, One HR Element
Featuring a svelte design, the Viltrox AF 56mm f/1.4 Z is a compact portrait-length prime lens designed for Nikon Z-mount mirrorless cameras. The short telephoto focal length pairs with a bright f/1.4 maximum aperture to help achieve notable control over depth of field and also benefits working in difficult lighting situations. The optical design incorporates extra-low dispersion and high refractive index elements, too, to reduce various aberrations and distortion for high clarity, color accuracy, and sharpness.
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Viltrox 56mm f/1.4 Overview

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Featuring a svelte design, the Viltrox AF 56mm f/1.4 Z is a compact portrait-length prime lens designed for Nikon Z-mount mirrorless cameras. The short telephoto focal length pairs with a bright f/1.4 maximum aperture to help achieve notable control over depth of field and also benefits working in difficult lighting situations. The optical design incorporates extra-low dispersion and high refractive index elements, too, to reduce various aberrations and distortion for high clarity, color accuracy, and sharpness.

Complementing the optics, the lens's design also incorporates an STM stepping motor that affords fast, near-silent, and accurate autofocus performance along with full-time manual focus override. An internal focusing design also contributes to quick performance. Additionally, the lens features an integrated micro-USB port for making future firmware updates to the lens. The lens's black finish matches similarly styled cameras.

Prime portrait-length lens is designed for APS-C-format Nikon Z-mount mirrorless cameras and provides an 85mm equivalent focal length.
Bright f/1.4 maximum aperture suits working in low-light conditions and also affords greater control over depth of field.
One extra-low dispersion element reduces color fringing and chromatic aberrations in order to achieve a high degree of clarity and color accuracy.
One high refractive index element helps to control spherical aberrations and reduce distortion in order to realize high sharpness and accurate rendering.
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.
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 micro-USB port can be used to update the lens's firmware.
UPC: 778469116562

Viltrox 56mm f/1.4 Specs

Focal Length56mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 85mm)
Maximum Aperturef/1.4
Minimum Aperturef/16
Lens MountNikon Z
Lens Format CoverageAPS-C
Angle of View28°
Minimum Focus Distance2' / 60 cm
Maximum Magnification0.1x
Optical Design10 Elements in 9 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size52 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.6 x 2.8" / 65 x 72 mm
Weight11.3 oz / 320 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.31 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.5 x 3.9 x 3.8"

Viltrox 56mm f/1.4 Reviews

great for portraits

By George
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-11

sharp, focusses as quickly as my fuji lenses. great glass for the money

Great portrait lens!

By Si
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-10

I'm a beginner and do not want to invest in those prime lens without commit to shooting. It did give me great result comparing to my phone! I start to love shooting with my Fujifilm!

Fantastic lens at an unbeatable price.

By Gerald
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-07

I was using the Fujifilm 50mm f/2.0 as my nifty 50. I wanted a bit more and this lens does it for me. I was a bit concerned about the size and weight but was pleasantly surprised when I mounted it on my XPro3. Easily has become my go-to walking around street lens. You can't beat the ability to capture street portraits with this lens. Like so many others have said, why pay more when you can get quality like this.

First day! Amazing!

By Sergii
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-05

Shot tennis for my son Shot playground for my daughter Very happy

I like it.

By Sheryl
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-31

Focuses fast, sharp, quiet, lightweight, love it in low light. Looks great on my x-s10. Build quality is very good. However, It doesn't fit on my x-t2.

Excellent lens, great value!

By Joseph
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-27

For what you pay for, this is an excellent portrait lens. This has been just what I needed to round out my kit. I wish it had weather resistance but that is a relatively minute complaint. Can't beat this for the price!

Great Portrait Lens

By Werner
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-10

After comparing different options in the 56mm range for a Fujifilm x pro3 I choose this lens based on the overall performance and price. Images are sharp with pleasing color rendering and autofocus is fast and accurate. Very happy with the purchase and can recommend.

A good portrait starter

By Ryan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-04

I've been wanting a longer focal length for potraits, but I didn't know if I was fully prepared to drop the money on the Fuji 56mm. I thought that this Viltrox might be a good way to dip my toe into that focal length, and it definitely is. Pictures are sharp, so far. And though I haven't fully put it through its paces, it isn't immediately obvious that I'll want to upgrade to the Fuji 56mm. This seems like a good lens that's a great bang for the buck.

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