How Good Is the Affordable Viltrox 24mm f/1.8 Lens?

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. 

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