35mm has always been a popular focal length, offering a wide but still fairly neutral view that is useful for a huge range of applications from astrophotography to portraits and more. There are tons of 35mm lenses to choose from out there, and this excellent video review takes a look at one of the more affordable options, the Viltrox 35mm f/1.8 AF.
Coming to you from Christopher Frost, this great video review takes a look at the Viltrox 35mm f/1.8 AF lens. At $399, the 35mm f/1.8 AF is quite affordable, but it still comes with a range of useful features, including:
- 10 elements in eight groups
- Two extra-low dispersion elements and two high-transparency elements for less chromatic aberrations and better clarity
- Two aspherical elements for less spherical aberrations and distortion and better sharpness
- HD nano multi-layer coating for less flaring and ghosting and deeper contrast
- STM autofocus motor with full-time manual override
- Nine-blade diaphragm for smoother bokeh
- Micro-USB port for firmware updates
Overall, it seems like there were definitely some compromises made to get the 35mm f/1.8 AF to its price point; nonetheless, it is a competent performer that won't break the bank. Check out the video above for Frost's full thoughts on the lens.