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In Octo­ber 2018 at Pho­tok­i­na, Vil­trox, a man­u­fac­tur­er of pho­to­graph­ic acces­sories, announced the debut launch of three lens­es for Sony and Fuji­film mir­ror­less cam­eras.

This event marked the entry of Vil­trox into the pho­to­graph­ic mar­ket.

Already in 2014, infor­ma­tion appeared that Shen­zhen Juey­ing Tech­nol­o­gy was attract­ing spe­cial­ists from all over the world for inde­pen­dent devel­op­ment, and after 4 years, the result was pre­sent­ed to the gen­er­al pub­lic.

In total, the com­pa­ny intro­duced 3 lens­es: a wide-angle PFU RBMH 20MM F1.8 ASPH and a stan­dard PFU RBMH 85MM F1.8 for Sony E‑Mount, as well as a por­trait lens PFU RBMH 85MM F1.8 STM for X‑mount.

All three lens­es for Sony and Fuji­film are prime lens­es.

As for the wide-angle lens for Sony, it is designed specif­i­cal­ly for shoot­ing land­scapes and archi­tec­ture. This is espe­cial­ly notice­able in the graph pre­sent­ed by Vil­trox, where you can see that the lens works best at a closed aper­ture, and notice­ably smears the image at an open aper­ture.


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How­ev­er, the man­u­fac­tur­er has tak­en care of man­u­al expo­sure adjust­ment using slid­ing rings, and the pres­ence of an aut­o­fo­cus motor. The focal length of the lens is 20mm, and it is designed for full-frame matri­ces.

The design of the lens is also inter­est­ing, it includes 12 ele­ments in 9 groups. There is a dou­ble aspher­i­cal lens at the back, 4 low dis­per­sion ele­ments in the mid­dle, and an attached lens with increased trans­paren­cy. In addi­tion, the lens has 12 aper­ture blades and weighs 775g.

The sec­ond lens for Sony is sim­i­lar in design. It also includes an aut­o­fo­cus motor, has an 85mm focal length on full-frame sen­sors, and f/1.8 — f/16 aper­ture. The lens diaphragm has 9 blades, its weight is 665g.

Inside, it includes 10 ele­ments in 7 groups. These include an ED lens and an HD Nano mul­ti-coat­ed front lens. The lens is a stan­dard mod­el and is suit­able for begin­ners, espe­cial­ly those who are learn­ing to work with man­u­al focus. The PFU RBMH 85MM F1.8 is ver­sa­tile and suit­able for a vari­ety of sit­u­a­tions, and the fixed focal length guar­an­tees sharp images.

The por­trait lens for Fuji is an aut­o­fo­cus lens and is designed to diver­si­fy the mod­el line for these cam­eras. At the time of the announce­ment, one of the main argu­ments in favor of Vil­trox was the lack of ana­logues from third-par­ty man­u­fac­tur­ers, name­ly, lens­es with f / 1.8 aper­ture. The inter­nal design includes 10 ele­ments in 7 groups and com­plete­ly repeats the one received by the stan­dard lens for Sony. How­ev­er, exter­nal­ly, the lens is notice­ably dif­fer­ent and is equipped with a step­per aut­o­fo­cus motor. It is also slight­ly lighter than the oth­ers, weigh­ing 636g.


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All three lens­es are very attrac­tive­ly priced and, com­pared to options from Fuji and Sony, the Vil­trox are in the bud­get line.

Since 2007, the Chi­nese com­pa­ny Vil­trox has earned a pos­i­tive rep­u­ta­tion in the devel­op­ment and pro­duc­tion of acces­sories and appli­ances. Among the com­pa­ny’s most pop­u­lar prod­ucts, you can find mon­i­tors, on-cam­era flash­es, LED light­ing, adapters and adapter rings for cam­eras, and much more. Today lens­es of this com­pa­ny are avail­able to pro­fes­sion­als and ama­teurs.

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