Is This Affordable 35mm Lens a Good Option for Astrophotography?

Astrophotography has some specific and often more demanding requirements when it comes to lenses, and as such, it takes careful evaluation of potential options to know which is right for your work. For astrophotographers on a budget, there is the Viltrox 35mm f/1.8 AF, and this great video review takes a look at the sort of image quality and performance you can expect from it in practice. 

Coming to you from Milky Way Mike, this great video review takes a look at the Viltrox 35mm f/1.8 AF lens, with a specific eye toward astrophotography. Even though the 35mm f/1.8 AF is quite affordable, it still comes with a range of useful features, including: 

  • 10 elements in eight groups
  • Two extra-low dispersion elements and two high-transparency elements for reduced chromatic aberrations and increased clarity and color accuracy
  • 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 and color fidelity
  • STM stepping motor for quick and quiet autofocus 
  • Full-time manual focus override
  • Nine-blade diaphragm for smoother bokeh
  • Integrated micro-USB port for firmware updates

Check out the video above for the full rundown on the lens. 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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