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Any opinions on Viltrox lenses?

85mm 1.8 z-mount

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Hello all,

 

Looking for a new lens for my Z6II. Want a portrait lens, 85mm or 105mm, but not sure I want to shell out $800-$1000 at this time. Saw a Viltrox 85mm 1.8 Autofocus lens, and wondering if anyone has experience, good or bad, with this brand or this lens. (But I AM really considering new Nikkor, even the 2.8 zooms.)

 

Thanks for any feedback you can give.

 

~M.D.



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It seems to be a good lens for the price, but make sure your raw converter or editor can handle CA. Remember that it is easier to correct CA as early as possible, so you would ideally want the CA correction in the profile for the lens. Not many converters do this. With the sweet spot @f/5.6 or so, it is a better match for the Z6II than the Z7II as the higher resolution will run into the Nyquist frequency and thus diffraction earlier.

 

The Nikon Z 85/1.8 has its sweet spot @f/4 and is nearly free from CA...

 

For me, the choice is easy, but I am waiting for either a dealer campaign or a Nikon cash back drive before I buy. 



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Nikon just had their 85mm 1.8 on sale for $100 off, which ended just as I began looking.

 

”Timing is everything.”