Affordable and Versatile: A Review of the Viltrox 35mm f/1.8 AF Lens

Affordable and Versatile: A Review of the Viltrox 35mm f/1.8 AF Lens


35mm lenses with wide apertures are some of the most important and popular options out there, equally at home in a huge range of scenarios, including portraits, weddings, events, astrophotography, and more. Premium 35mm lenses can easily run north of $1,500, which makes the Viltrox 35mm f/1.8 AF a breath of fresh air. This great video review takes a look at the lens and if its performance and image quality allow it to compete with those much more expensive options. 

Coming to you from Maarten Heilbron, this excellent video review takes a look at the Viltrox 35mm f/1.8 AF lens. At $379, the 35mm f/1.8 AF is quite affordable; nonetheless, it comes with a variety of great features, including: 

  • 10 elements in eight groups, including two extra-low dispersion elements and two high-transparency elements for less chromatic aberrations and better clarity
  • Two aspherical elements for less distortions and higher levels of sharpness
  • HD nano multi-layer coating for reduced flares and ghosting and improved contrast
  • STM autofocus motor with full-time manual focus override
  • Nine-blade diaphragm for smoother bokeh

Altogether, the 35mm f/1.8 AF looks like quite a good performer for the price, sure to satisfy the needs of a lot of creatives. Check out the video above for Heilbron’s full thoughts on the lens.