Viltrox AF 75mm F1.2 AF Lens - Sony E

ViltroxSKU: 6953400303285

Sale price£425.00

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Product Description

Viltrox 75mm f/1.2 AF Lens for Sony E-mount Mirrorless Cameras

The Viltrox 75mm f/1.2 AF Lens for Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras is a high-speed portrait-length prime lens designed to deliver exceptional autofocus performance and professional-grade reliability. With its wide maximum aperture and precise focusing capabilities, this lens is well-suited for portrait photography and low-light shooting scenarios.

Optical Performance

Featuring a large f/1.2 maximum aperture, this lens excels in low-light conditions and offers creative control over depth of field, allowing photographers to capture stunning images with beautiful background blur. Its focal length of 75mm (equivalent to 112.5mm on full-frame cameras) makes it ideal for portrait photography, providing flattering perspectives and subject isolation.

Autofocus System

The lens is equipped with a newly designed STM (Stepping Motor) autofocus system, which delivers fast, accurate, and silent autofocus performance. It supports various autofocus modes, including eye and face autofocus, animal autofocus, and additional automatic focusing modes, ensuring versatility and ease of use in different shooting situations.

Professional Build Quality

Constructed with an all-metal lens body and featuring a weather-resistant design, the lens offers durability and reliability for photographers working in challenging environments. The robust build quality ensures that the lens can withstand the rigours of professional use, providing peace of mind for photographers on location or in adverse weather conditions.

Optical Design

With its optical design optimised for performance, the lens delivers exceptional image quality with minimal distortion and aberrations. The lens elements are meticulously engineered to produce sharp, detailed images with accurate colour reproduction, even when shooting wide open at f/1.2.

Key Features:

  • Portrait-length prime lens designed for Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras.
  • Wide f/1.2 maximum aperture for excellent low-light performance and creative depth of field control.
  • Newly designed STM autofocus motor for fast, precise, and silent autofocus operation.
  • Supports various autofocus modes, including eye and face autofocus, animal autofocus, and additional automatic focusing modes.
  • All-metal lens body with a weather-resistant design for durability and reliability in challenging conditions.
  • Metal electronic contacts support Exif information transmission.
  • USB-C interface for firmware upgrades, ensuring compatibility with future camera models and features.

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Understanding: Aperture

Aperture is the opening in a camera lens that controls how much light enters the camera. It's measured in f-stops like f/2.8 or f/8. Lower f-stop numbers mean wider openings, letting in more light and creating a shallow depth of field (blurry background). Higher f-stop numbers mean smaller openings, letting in less light and creating a larger depth of field (more of the scene in focus). Aperture also affects the quality of out-of-focus areas in the image (bokeh).

Understanding: Lens Types

Different lenses have different purposes to achieve different styles of images, some popular ones include:
Prime Lens: Fixed focal length, sharp images, great for portraits and dark settings.
Zoom Lens: Variable focal length, versatile for different shots and everyday use..
Wide-Angle Lens: Captures wide scenes like landscapes.
Telephoto Lens: Magnifies distant subjects, ideal for sports & wildlife.
Macro Lens: Perfect for close-up photography of small subjects.
Fisheye Lens: Ultra-wide perspective, creates unique images.

Understanding: Lens Mounts

Different camera brands use different lens mounts, which are like connectors that attach lenses to camera bodies. Each mount is specific to a particular brand and camera series. For example, Canon uses the EF and RF mounts, Nikon uses the F mount, Sony uses the E mount for its mirrorless cameras. These mounts dictate which lenses are compatible with which cameras. Some brands offer adapters to use lenses from other systems, but it's essential to ensure compatibility for proper functionality and autofocus performance.

Understanding: Manual and Autofocus

Manual focus and autofocus are two ways to adjust the sharpness of a camera lens. With manual focus, you turn a ring on the lens to bring the subject into focus yourself, giving you full control over what appears sharp in the image. Autofocus, on the other hand, relies on the camera's built-in technology to automatically adjust the focus for you, usually by detecting contrast or phase differences in the scene. Autofocus can be convenient, especially for fast-moving subjects or when you need to capture a quick shot, whereas manual focus allows for precise adjustments and creative control over the final image.

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