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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

Key Specs
Focal Length
56mm (35mm Equivalent: 85mm)
Maximum Aperture
f/1.4
Lens Mount
Nikon Z
Lens Format Coverage
APS-C
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
52 mm (Front)
Maximum Aperture
f/1.4
Minimum Aperture
f/16
Lens Mount
Nikon Z
Lens Format Coverage
APS-C
Angle of View
28°
Minimum Focus Distance
2' / 60 cm
Maximum Magnification
0.1x
Optical Design
10 Elements in 9 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
9
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
52 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
2.6 x 2.8" / 65 x 72 mm
Weight
11.3 oz / 320 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.31 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
4.5 x 3.9 x 3.8"

Viltrox 56mm f/1.4 Reviews

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On Viltrox' homepage it says it is also suitable ...

On Viltrox' homepage it says it is also suitable for ff Nikon Z cameras but does not elaborate. Will I have to shoot in crop mode when using this lens on a Z5?
Asked by: Andreas
The Viltrox AF 56mm f/1.4 Z Lens for Nikon Z can be used in full frame mode or crop mode on the Z5. However, in full frame mode, you will most likely have image vignetting so it would no be recommended. This Nikon 50mm would be a better choice for the Z5: https://bhpho.to/3ewZ0Qv
Answered by: Dan W
Date published: 2021-12-29

This lens does not functional at all on my new ...

This lens does not functional at all on my new Nikon Zf, though it works fine on all my other Nikons. Is there a firmware fix?
Asked by: Larry M
Currently there is no firmware update from Nikon or Viltrox.
Answered by: David B
Date published: 2023-12-07

Does this used lens come with all accessories as ...

Does this used lens come with all accessories as a new one does?
Asked by: Paul
Yes, all our used lenses come with all accessories as a new one does. If for some reason it doesn't, it will be mentioned in the post.
Answered by: Samik G
Date published: 2022-12-23

does the autofocus make this lens a capable video ...

does the autofocus make this lens a capable video lens?
Asked by: keith
Yes, works well for video.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-09-24

Can you swap the default Viltrox front lens cap ...

Can you swap the default Viltrox front lens cap with an official Fujifilm cap of the same filter thread size?
Asked by: Brendan
Yes you can do that.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2021-01-23

Does Viltrox lens Nikon Z come in White color?

Does Viltrox lens Nikon Z come in White color?
Asked by: Dion
Vilitrox does not make any white lenses for Nikon Z-mount.
Answered by: Boyd H
Date published: 2022-08-15

Black version photo shows the large badging and ...

Black version photo shows the large badging and not the small font inking like on the silver version. I would like the newer version to match my other recent lens purchases from Viltrox. Which one will I receive if purchased?
Asked by: John
As per my buyers the black version would match the silver version.
Answered by: Moe
Date published: 2021-07-01

Does this lens damage X-Pro3 bodies like the ...

Does this lens damage X-Pro3 bodies like the other offerings from Viltrox?
Asked by: Wade
No, the Viltrox AF 56mm f/1.4 XF Lens for FUJIFILM X does not damage the FUJIFILM X-Pro3 Mirrorless Camera.
Answered by: Yaakov
Date published: 2022-07-21
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