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A Look at the Viltrox AF 50mm f/1.8 Lens

A quality 50mm lens is one of the most flexible optics a photographer can have in their kit, with the ability to tackle just about everything from portraits to events, street photography, and much more. Such lenses can cost anywhere from under $100 to well over $2,000, which makes the Viltrox AF 50mm f/1.8, which sits at $379, a nice middle-of-the-road option that offers you higher levels of performance and image quality without breaking into stratospheric price levels. This great video review takes a look at the lens and the sort of performance and image quality you can expect from it in practice. 

Coming to you from Jacek Sopotnicki, this excellent video review looks at the Viltrox AF 50mm f/1.8 lens. Viltrox has earned a nice reputation in the last few years by creating affordable lenses that often offer image quality above their price range. This particular option looks like an especially good example of that, offering nice sharpness even at wider apertures, making it the sort of lens that a beginner can purchase and grow with. And while you might be eyeing f/1.4 and f/1.2 options, remember that the difference between f/1.8 and f/1.4 is actually less than a stop. Check out the video above for Sopotnicki's full thoughts on the lens. 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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