Viltrox has introduced its new 85mm F1.8 AF lens for Canon RF lenses, marking the corporate’s first AF lens for Canon’s mirrorless digicam mount.

The autofocus lens is constructed of ten components in seven teams, together with 4 short-wavelength components and one extra-low dispersion (ED) component). Different options embody a nine-blade aperture diaphragm, an aperture vary of F1.8 by means of F16, a 72mm entrance filter thread and a minimal focusing distance of 80cm (2.6ft).

Autofocus is pushed by way of a stepping motor (STM) and an built-in chip transfers metadata from the lens to the digicam and permits for camera-based aperture modifications, since there’s no bodily aperture ring. Autofocus may be turned on and off by way of a toggle change on the barrel of the lens. Viltrox has additionally included a USB-C port on the lens mount for future firmware updates.

The lens measures 8cm (3.15”) in diameter, 9.8cm (3.86”) lengthy and weighs 530g (1.17lbs)—fairly compact for a quick medium-telephoto prime lens. Under is a set of pattern photos, supplied by Viltrox:

The Viltrox 85mm F1.8 AF lens for Canon RF mount is accessible to buy at present for an MSRP of $399 on Viltrox’s on-line store and Amazon. We did discover, nonetheless, that it’s presently listed for under $369 on Pergear’s web site.