A Review of the Viltrox 27mm f/1.2 Lens

Viltrox has recently gained recognition for its production of budget-friendly, high-quality lenses. Their PRO Series AF 27mm f/1.2 Pro lens is a standout, offering a 40mm equivalent focal length and a wide maximum aperture for APS-C users, making it a versatile option for a wide range of needs and applications. This detailed video review explores the lens's performance and image quality in a variety of situations.

Coming to you from Dustin Abbott, this great video review takes a look at the Viltrox PRO Series AF 27mm f/1.2 Pro lens. Costing just $545, the 27mm f/1.2 is quite an impressive value proposition, and it comes with a nice range of features, including:

  • 15 elements in 11 groups
  • 2 extra-low dispersion, 5 high refractive index, and 1 aspherical element for reduced aberrations and distortions, improved contrast, and increased sharpness across the entire frame
  • STM motor for fast and accurate autofocus
  • Minimum focusing distance of 0.28 m
  • Dust- and splash-proof construction for working in a variety of conditions
  • Waterproof and antifouling component on front element for increased protection in inclement weather
  • Minimized focus breathing for improved quality in video applications

Altogether, the 27mm f/1.2 looks like an excellent option from Viltrox. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Abbott. 

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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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Viltrox is offering some incredible lenses now. The 16mm f1.8 for E-mount is fantastic. I had some minor issues with the on barrel distance scale. The images are superb. This 27mm for X-mount is outstanding. Build quality and image quality from wide open are excellent. I did not expect such sharpness at f1.2. It's a great alternative to Fuji lenses and every bit as good. I really hope Viltrox adds weather sealing to the rest of the x-mount lenses like the 13mm and 23mm.