Viltrox has introduced a new 16mm f/1.8 autofocus lens for full-frame Sony E-mount that options a big LCD display for displaying present lens settings.
Whereas the corporate hasn’t printed any data on availability of the lens by way of its official channels, Pergear has listed the brand new AF 16mm f/1.8 Lens on its online store.
It’s described as a full-frame wide-angle lens with a big aperture which nonetheless guarantees “glorious” autofocus efficiency.
The Viltrox AF 16mm f/1.8 lens is constructed of 15 parts organized into 12 teams, which incorporates three aspherical parts and 4 extra-low dispersion parts that the corporate says mix to offer ultra-high decision with successfully managed dispersion, ghosting, and glare.
The lens options an aperture vary of f/1.8 by way of f/22 by way of a nine-bladed diaphragm that’s described as producing “stunning bokeh” for a brilliant wide-angle lens. That quick aperture additionally guarantees improved low-light efficiency.
Autofocus is pushed by a stepping motor, which Viltrox says offers “excessive driving drive” for exact autofocus that works with Sony monitoring expertise, together with face and eye focus.
Probably the most uncommon facet of the lens is the inclusion of a big colour LCD on the “prime” of the optic (prime when viewing the lens when it’s hooked up to a digicam). Viltrox describes it as in a position to show lens data throughout taking pictures and is particularly an RGB IPS show with a decision of 160 by 80 pixels. That isn’t terribly excessive decision, however the LCD is way bigger than any which can be sometimes discovered on a lens and it rivals or exceeds the dimensions of shows which can be discovered on the highest plate of some cameras.
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The truth that it’s able to displaying full colour can also be distinctive, as top-mounted digicam shows sometimes are black and white. Viltrox has not shared many photographs of what this show appears like whereas energetic, with just one printed to Twitter and some published to the company’s Weibo.
Within the examples, the show appears to usually present solely black and white, however in just a few examples, a crimson line might be seen highlighting the aperture’s setting, which might solely be helpful data if the bodily aperture dial was set to Auto.
Talking of the aperture, the lens has the power to click on and de-click the dial, making the lens helpful for each picture and video functions.
The Viltrox AF 16mm f/1.8 Lens for Sony E-mount is accessible to pre-order for $549. It’s anticipated to start out delivery by Might 26.
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