Finally, Yongnuo announces several E-mount lenses (for Sony cameras), the 50mm f/1.8 as well as the 85mm f/1.8.
Let’s start by talking about the first lens: the 50mm F1.8S DA DSM (the 85mm F/1.8S DF DSM can be found here).
Moreover, we can notice a new logo/name on the Yongnuo lenses: YnLens.
This is the first Yongnuo lens for Sony APS-C cameras with an E-mount. The construction seems better than the others 50mm F/1.8 from Yongnuo (for Canon and Nikon) which are starting to date.
The lens is autofocus, with a stepping motor called DSM (Digital Stepping Motor). Canon calls this motor STM and Nikon AF-P.
The lens has been officialized in April 2020, and already available on Chinese dealer websites but also on Amazon U.S.
The lens hood is included, although basic, it’s always a pleasure.
The 50mm f/1.8S DA DSM is an almost direct competitor to the Sony 50mm f/1.8 OSS for more than half the price.
The USB port will allow you to update the firmware, using a cable and software. You can find the latest firmware on our dedicated page.
Specifications of the Sony YN50mm F/1.8:
- Focal length : 50mm
- Lens Structure : 7 groups / 8 elements
- Diaphragme: 7 blades
- Minimale Aperture : F/16
- Mount: E-mount (Sony)
- Magnification : 0,14X
- System: DTM (Digital Stepping Motor)
- Diameter : 49mm
- Dimensions : 64mm x 58mm
- Firmware: USB port
- Weight : 146g
- Price: around $200
Official pictures YN50 F/1.8 DA DSM
Here are some official pictures of the YN50mm f/1.8 Sony and its E-mount provided by Yongnuo:
Photo quality of the YN50mm f/1.8 DA DSM:
You can find below some links with a lot of pictures in many different situations, so you can appreciate the quality of the Sony Yongnuo 50mm Yongnuo.
For more pictures taken with the YN50mm F/1.8S DA DSM look at this Flickr gallery from Sony Alpha Blog.
Also find this advanced test with a raw photo gallery from radojuva.