A wide-aperture 24mm lens is useful for a huge range of applications, from events coverage to astrophotography and more. The Viltrox 24mm f/1.8 is highly affordable but still offers rather good image quality, and this great video review takes a look at what you can expect from it.
Coming to you from Dustin Abbott, this excellent video review takes a look at the Viltrox 24mm f/1.8 lens for Sony E mount cameras. Though quite affordable for a wide-aperture 24mm lens, the Viltrox comes with a variety of useful features, including:
- Three extra-low dispersion elements for reduced chromatic aberrations and increased clarity
- Two aspherical elements for reduced spherical aberrations and distortion and increased sharpness
- Three high refractive index elements for further reduced spherical aberrations and distortion and increased sharpness
- HD Nano multi-layer coating for reduced flares and ghosting and increased contrast
- STM stepping motor and fast and quiet autofocus suitable for both stills and video work
- Full-time manual focus override
- Eye autofocus support on compatible cameras
- Manual aperture selection ring
- Nine-blade diaphragm for smoother bokeh
- Built-in USB-C port for easy firmware upgrades
Altogether, the 24mm f/1.8 looks like quite a decent performer, particularly at its affordable price point. Check out the video above for Abbott's full thoughts on the lens.