Viltrox's Budget-Friendly Ultrawide Lens Delivers Impressive Performance

Viltrox has stepped up to the plate with their affordable AF 16mm f/1.8 autofocus lens, now available for Nikon Z and Sony E mount cameras. This full-frame lens offers a compelling combination of features, making it an attractive option for a variety of photographic applications.

Coming to you from Christopher Frost, this informative video explores the performance of the Viltrox AF 16mm f/1.8 lens on the Nikon Z7, a camera boasting a challenging 45-megapixel sensor. Frost shares that the lens delivers exceptional sharpness and contrast, especially in the center of the image, even when shooting wide open at f/1.8. While the corners exhibit some softness at this aperture, they quickly sharpen up as you stop down, reaching impressive levels of clarity and contrast by f/2.8. 

Beyond sharpness, the 16mm f/1.8 offers several other appealing features. The build quality is solid and includes weather-sealing for added protection. The autofocus motor operates silently and accurately, ensuring smooth and reliable performance. Additionally, the lens boasts a bright f/1.8 aperture, making it suitable for low-light photography and astrophotography. This combination of features, coupled with the affordable price point, makes ot a compelling option for anyone seeking a versatile and high-performing ultrawide lens. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Frost. 

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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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