24mm lenses are highly useful, as they are generally about the widest focal length you can use before wide angle distortion begins to become really obvious. 24mm f/1.4 lenses generally run around $1,000 or more, but Viltrox’s AF 24mm f/1.8 comes in at less than half that, and this excellent video review takes a look at the image quality and performance you can expect from it.
Coming to you from Jim Nix, this great video review takes a look at the Viltrox AF 24mm f/1.8 lens. Despite its affordable $429 price, the AF 24mm f/1.8 still comes with a variety of great features, including:
- Three extra-low dispersion elements for reduced chromatic aberrations and increased clarity
- Two aspherical elements for reduced spherical aberrations and distortion and increased sharpness
- Three high refractive index elements for reduced distortion and increased sharpness
- Reduced radial glare for better point light source rendering for astrophotography
- HD Nano multi-layer coating for reduced flares and ghosting and increased contrast
- STM stepping motor for quick and quiet autofocus
- Full-time manual focus override
- Eye-AF support
- Integrated aperture ring
- Nine-blade diaphragm for smoother bokeh
Altogether, the 24mm f/1.8 looks like a great option at a reasonable price. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Nix.