Weekly News Round-up: Viltrox 35mm 1.8 and TTartisan 40mm F2.8

Not a lot of exciting announcements this week, as much of the attention was focused on the new iPhone 13s and its improved camera features. But there are two lenses worth mentioning.

Viltrox 35mm F1.8 AF

The Chinese brand has unveiled the specifications of the 35mm F1.8 for Nikon Z-mount. This is a lens designed for full frame sensors, although it can of course be used on the Z50 or Z fc if you wish. It has an autofocus stepping motor and is compatible with all the AF features of Nikon Z cameras, including Eye AF. It is priced at $400.

Other characteristics of the Viltrox 35mm F1.8 AF:

  • 10 elements in 8 groups
  • 2 extra-low dispersion, 2 aspherical and 2 high-refraction index elements
  • 9-blade aperture diaphragm
  • Min. focus: 40cm
  • Aperture ring
  • Built-in USB Type C port (for firmware updates)
  • Filter size: 55mm
  • 370g
Viltrox 35mm 1.8 mounted on the Nikon Z6

TTartisan 40mm F2.8 Macro

Another manual focus lens from TTartisan, this time a compact macro lens with a 1:1 magnification ration. It is designed for APS-C sensors, and is available for Fujifilm X, Sony E, Canon M, Nikon Z and Micro Four Thirds. It weighs 370g and is very affordable at $100.

Other characteristics of the TTartisan 40mm F2.8 Macro:

  • 8 elements in 7 groups
  • 2 low dispersion and 3 high-refraction index elements
  • 11-blade aperture diaphragm
  • Min. focus: 17cm
  • Filter size: 52mm
  • No electronic contacts
TTartisan 40mm macro on white background

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