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A Photographer's Dream: Viltrox 27mm F1.2 Pro Portraits on Fujifilm X-H2 - Initial Review

Updated: Mar 30

In the realm of portrait photography, having the right lens can make all the difference. Today, we delve into the all-new Viltrox 27mm F1.2 Pro lens, specially designed for the Fujifilm X-H2 crop sensor. With its focal length approximately equivalent to 40mm, this lens offers a perspective close to that of the human eyes, setting the stage for capturing captivating portraits. Let's explore its performance in terms of autofocus, sharpness, and the enchanting bokeh it produces.

Model: rosinashakirova | ISO125, 1/1600s, F1.2, Viltrox 27mm
Model: rosinashakirova | ISO125, 1/1600s, F1.2, Viltrox 27mm

Auto Focus Excellence:


The Viltrox 27mm F1.2 Pro lens impresses with its excellent autofocus capabilities. The Eye tracking AF-C mode and responsive tracking box ensure precise focus on the subject's eyes, enhancing portrait shooting. While occasional delays might occur during eye tracking, overall, the performance rivals that of the esteemed Viltrox 75mm F1.2 Pro series lens. In terms of speed, the 90mm F2 WR lens takes the lead, followed closely by the Viltrox Pro series. For a visual representation, check out the example video below:


Moreover, the lens boasts a minimum focusing distance of 0.28m, granting photographers full control over their compositions, from vast panoramas to intimate close-ups.

Model: rosinashakirova | ISO125, 1/500s, F1.2, Viltrox 27mm
Model: rosinashakirova | ISO125, 1/500s, F1.2, Viltrox 27mm

Remarkable Sharpness:


Sharpness is a hallmark of the Viltrox 27mm F1.2 Pro lens, living up to the expectations set by its counterpart, the Viltrox 75mm F1.2 Pro. In fact, it stands shoulder to shoulder with the 75mm F1.2 Pro, if not surpassing it in terms of sharpness. Witness the stunning eye-to-eye focus in the sample photos below:

Model: rosinashakirova | ISO125, 1/640s, F1.2, Viltrox 27mm
Model: rosinashakirova | ISO125, 1/640s, F1.2, Viltrox 27mm
Model: rosinashakirova | ISO125, 1/1250s, F1.2, Viltrox 27mm
Model: rosinashakirova | ISO125, 1/1250s, F1.2, Viltrox 27mm
Model: rosinashakirova | ISO125, 1/16,000s, F1.2, Viltrox 27mm
Model: rosinashakirova | ISO125, 1/16,000s, F1.2, Viltrox 27mm

With the inclusion of two Extra-low Dispersion (ED) lenses, axial dispersion correction reaches an unprecedented level, nearly eliminating any trace of purple fringing. The high-definition nano-multilayer coating effectively suppresses ghosting and glare, guaranteeing clean and vivid images without any purple fringing artifacts.

Model: rosinashakirova | ISO125, 1/640s, F1.2, Viltrox 27mm
Model: rosinashakirova | ISO125, 1/640s, F1.2, Viltrox 27mm
Model: rosinashakirova | ISO125, 1/640s, F1.2, Viltrox 27mm
Model: rosinashakirova | ISO125, 1/640s, F1.2, Viltrox 27mm

Enchanting Bokeh:


The Viltrox 27mm F1.2 Pro lens creates enchanting bokeh that lends a magical touch to portrait photography. Its optical structure, comprising 15 elements in 11 groups, combined with the fully open aperture of F1.2, ensures an unparalleled image quality. Additionally, the built-in HOYA aspherical lens contributes to the lens' ability to produce smooth and dreamy bokeh. Feast your eyes on these mesmerizing bokeh samples:

Model: rosinashakirova | ISO125, 1/1600s, F1.2, Viltrox 27mm
Model: rosinashakirova | ISO125, 1/1600s, F1.2, Viltrox 27mm
Model: rosinashakirova | ISO125, 1/1600s, F1.2, Viltrox 27mm
Model: rosinashakirova | ISO125, 1/1600s, F1.2, Viltrox 27mm
Model: rosinashakirova | ISO125, 1/1600s, F1.2, Viltrox 27mm
Model: rosinashakirova | ISO125, 1/1600s, F1.2, Viltrox 27mm

In conclusion, the Viltrox 27mm F1.2 Pro lens for the Fujifilm X-H2 is a portrait photographer's dream come true. Its excellent autofocus, remarkable sharpness, and enchanting bokeh capabilities make it a worthy addition to any photography arsenal. Whether capturing candid moments or carefully composed portraits, this lens consistently delivers outstanding results. The Viltrox 27mm F1.2 Pro is sure to elevate your portrait photography to new heights, empowering you to tell captivating visual stories through your lens.


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