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Is This Affordable 35mm Lens a Good Alternative?

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A 35mm lens with a wide aperture has long been one of the most popular options for both photography and filmmaking, offering a wide but relatively neutral focal length that can cover everything from portraits to landscapes. There are a lot of 35mm lenses available to choose from, and this excellent video review takes a look at one of the most affordable options, the Viltrox 35mm f/1.8 AF. 

Coming to you from The Hybrid Shooter, this great video review takes a look at the Viltrox 35mm f/1.8 AF lens. At $379, this lens is more affordable than many other 35mm primes, though it still comes with a variety of useful features, including: 

  • 10 elements in eight groups
  • Two extra-low dispersion elements and two high-transparency elements for reduced chromatic aberrations and improved clarity
  • Two aspherical elements for reduced spherical aberrations and distortion and increased sharpness
  • HD nano multi-layer coating for reduced flares and ghosting and increased contrast
  • STM autofocus motor with full-time manual override
  • Nine-blade diaphragm for smoother bokeh

Altogether, the 35mm f/1.8 AF looks like a nice option for a wide variety of photographers and filmmakers who do not want to shell out over $1,000 for a top-shelf lens. Check out the video above for the full rundown. 





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