As the number of lenses available for Canon's RF mount grows, photographers are faced with options and decisions for most focal lengths they would like to buy. Is this Viltrox prime one of the best value 85mm lenses for RF?
There are lots of staple focal lengths in photography. With zooms, it's typically 24-70mm and 70-200mm, and with primes, it's 35mm, 50mm, and 85mm. There are of course numerous options outside of these and my favorite lenses are mostly other focal length primes, but there is one on this list I adore on full frame cameras: the 85mm.
While the 50mm is the king of cheap and cheerful, 85mm lenses are a great next step. They cost a little more, but if you're interested in portraiture, for example, they give you more subject separation and compression. There are now more options than every with 85mm lenses and for the Canon RF mount, the Viltrox AF 85mm f/1.8. Unlike many of the newer lens manufacturers' offerings, this prime has autofocus, and for $399, could be one of the best value lenses for the mount.
Have you tried this lens or any others in the Viltrox range? How did you find the experience?