Yongnuo 50mm f/1.4N E (Nikon)

Yongnuo 50mm f/1.4N E (Nikon)

Yongnuo continues to expand its lens range and this time offers us a 50mm f/1.4 Nikon with a F-mount. See it on Amazon Not much new on the data sheet. It looks like most of the Yongnuo lenses. This is an auto-focusing lens with a built-in electromagnetic aperture that support the usual shooting modes (M/Av/Tv/P/B). The large f/1.4 aperture is the maximum aperture to date on a Yongnuo product (this is the second f/1.4 lens after the YN50mm F/1.4C (Canon))….

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Test Flash Yongnuo YN685

Test Flash Yongnuo YN685

See it on Amazon Presentation of the YN685 The YN-685 is the first Yongnuo flash to have a built-in a YN-622 radio transceiver. This saves space and money because it is no longer necessary to add a YN-622 trigger under the flash. This is an automatic flash (TTL), i.e. the exposure (flash power) will be calculated automatically. You can also switch the flash to manual (M) or multi (MULTI) mode for strobe flash use. Remember that this flash cannot be…

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Test: Yongnuo YN43 Camera

Test: Yongnuo YN43 Camera

See it on Amazon I first thought it was a new category of products. In fact these smartlenses or smartphone clip-on camera were born in 2014. Yongnuo since announced a new similar product; with a build-in Android device: the YN450. Will it replace the YN43 or will it be sold next to it? we should know more in a couple of weeks. EDIT (November 11, 2018): There were several similar products that went out on that time, among the following:…

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Yongnuo 14mm f/2.8N (Nikon)

Yongnuo 14mm f/2.8N (Nikon)

See it on Amazon According to the first images, the Yongnuo 14mm f/2.8N (Nikon version) uses the same body as the Canon version. Only the mount differs, as well as the red border for Canon and Yellow for Nikon. The autofocus/manual switch, the focus distance window and the micro-USB port to update the firmware are in both version. Yongnuo seems to have used the same external elements for both mounts, as opposed to the previous lenses which differed a little….

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Lens: Yongnuo 100mm F/2N (Nikon)

Lens: Yongnuo 100mm F/2N (Nikon)

See it on Amazon The Yongnuo 100mm F/2N (Nikon) does not differ much from the Canon version. They look very similar and have the same specifications. You can see by yourself with the photos below. This is an autofocus lens, with a maximum aperture of F/2. More explanations on the aperture numbers here. The lens have a USB port to be able to update the lens firmware. Specifications of the Yongnuo 100mm f/2N Release date: October 2017 Lens structure: 6…

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Yongnuo Lens 60mm f/2 Macro

Yongnuo Lens 60mm f/2 Macro

See it on Amazon This Yongnuo 60mm F/2 Macro fits logically inside the Yongnuo product line, between 50mm and 85mm, just like the Canon’s lens range. Macros lenses are valuable because in addition to providing a magnification ratio of 1:1 (or more) when practicing macro photography, they are also generally gifted in other areas. The macro lenses (Canon mounts) available on the market as of today are the following: Canon 60mm F/2.8 USM ($399) Canon 100mm F/2.8 ($599) Sigma 105…

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Test: Yongnuo Lens 50mm f/1.8 (Canon)

Test: Yongnuo Lens 50mm f/1.8 (Canon)

See it on Amazon Now is the time to test it and give you a first glimpse. Is it really worth it? Is the price interesting compared to the Canon? Is the quality there? Presentation of the Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8 The 50mm lenses are a must have in photography because it allows you to play on several fields (portraits, landscapes, night or low light photos, etc.) at a very reasonable price. Add a high optical quality (prime lenses) and a…

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Lens: Yongnuo 14mm f/2.8 (Canon)

Lens: Yongnuo 14mm f/2.8 (Canon)

See it on Amazon I’m really looking forward to discovering this new lens. I hope Yongnuo won’t disappoint us and offer us a superb wide angle lens. First of all: big surprise, the auto-focus! I personally expected a 14mm manual like the Tokina or Samyang model. The second surprise is the build quality. The first pictures give a really good impression, both in terms of design and manufacturing. I find similarities with the 14mm f/2.8L II USM from Canon, which…

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Test Yongnuo 35mm f/2 (Canon)

Test Yongnuo 35mm f/2 (Canon)

See it on Amazon Presentation of the Yongnuo 35 mm f/2 In the 35mm prime optics, the choice is not huge, so it’s a pleasure to have a new baby in the family. Is it worth it (or is the investment worth it)? That is what we will see. This Yongnuo 35mm f/2 arrived in July 2015 and follows the 50mm version arrived 6 months earlier. In the 35mm range, there are of course the high-end versions: Canon 35mm f/1.4…

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Test Yongnuo 85mm f/1.8 (Canon)

Test Yongnuo 85mm f/1.8 (Canon)

Fourth lens from Yongnuo, this 85mm is finally here. Let’s see what it got inside… See it on Amazon Presentation of the Yongnuo 85mm f/1.8 Let’s start with the packaging: the black and gold cardboard is quite impressive. This is the first time I see a 85mm this close, I was expecting to be a little more compact. To give you an idea, it is closer to a 15-85mm in terms of size / volume than a 50mm f /…

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