Viltrox is aiming at high-end, professional photographers with its new “Air Cutter” AF 75mm f/1.2 lens, a large aperture portrait prime designed for Fujifilm X-Mount.
The company says the new lens embodies its years of “deep cultivation of optical technology” and adopts Hoya’s special nitrate material that it imports from Japan. The company did not elaborate on what that material does for the lens.
“With an f/1.2 super large aperture, it also features advanced autofocus performance as well as professional handling and reliability,” Viltrox promises. “The image quality has been improved in an all-round way, forging phenomenal clear picture quality and the ultimate beautiful virtual experience.”
The Viltrox AF 75mm f/1.2 is constructed of 16 elements arranged in 11 groups (including three ED low dispersion optics and four high refractive index lenses) and features an aperture range of f/1.2 to f/16 via an 11-bladed diaphragm. It has a minimum focusing distance of 0.88 meters (about 34.6 inches) and the autofocus is driven by a screw-based STM system. Focusing is entirely internal and the front filter size is 77mm.
The optical design promises to suppress chromatic aberration and the dispersion correction is “APO level,” the company boasts.
“The image quality has been improved in an all-round way, forging phenomenal clear picture quality and the ultimate beautiful virtual experience,” Viltrox adds.
Viltrox says that the autofocus system that powers the lens is built on its latest algorithm and the motor itself is strong enough to achieve fast, smooth, precise and quiet performance — fast enough to support eye-autofocus, animal autofocus, and other recognition-based systems that it would be tasked with by an attached camera.
The company says that as far as image quality is concerned, photographers can expect extremely high resolving power with sharp reproduction and consistency from edge to edge.
The aperture can be controlled from the camera or via the manual ring at the base of the lens. The lens also supports future firmware updates via a USB-C port located on the lens mount.
Below are a few sample images captured with the lens, courtesy of Viltrox:
The Viltrox 75mm f/1.2 Pro “Air Cutter” autofocus prime lens for Fujifilm X-mount is available from Pergear for $549.
Image credits: Viltrox