Yongnuo 35mm F/1.4 DF UWM (Ultrasonic)

Yongnuo 35mm F/1.4 DF UWM (Ultrasonic)

Yongnuo announced a new 35mm f/1.4 lens for Canon cameras called YN35mm F/1.4 DF UWM. This new 35mm lens “DF UWM” is Ultrasonic. UWM  stands for Ultrasonic Wave Motor. The Canon Equivalent is USM (Ultrasonic Motor).

This is the fourth 35mm lens from Yongnuo, after the 35mm f/2C,the 35mm f/1.4C, and the 35mm f/2N.

comparison between the YN35mm f/1.4 and the YN35mm F/1.4 DF UWM
Comparison between the YN35mm F/1.4 and the YN35mm F/1.4 DF UWM

Any Difference?

Nothing much to add on this lens, it look like the previous 35mm f/1.4, and just add the ultrasonic motor and a USB port to update the firmware. By the way, be sure to check out our firmware page to get the latest Yongnuo firmware.

This updated lens will be for sure quieter than the previous non-ultrasonic model. And this will be probably the main feature of this new 35mm f/1.4 model.

Form factor seems really similar and not much differences can be spot by looking at the above picture.

Yongnuo lenses are known to be quite noisy, so this is a great news that they start to manufacture Ultrasonic lenses. 

Specifications of the YN35mm F/1.4 DF UWM:

  •     Focal length : 35mm
  •     Lens Structure : 9 groups / 11 elements
  •     Diaphragme: 7 blades
  •     Minimale Aperture : F/22
  •     Mount: Canon
  •     Magnification : 0,15X
  •     System: Ultrasonic Wave Motor
  •     Diameter : 67mm
  •     Dimensions : 82mm x 111mm
  •     Weight : 700g
  •     Price: ~$465 (as of January 5th 2021)

Official photos of the new Yongnuo YN35mm F/1.4 DF UWM lens:

Yongnuo gave the following MTF Graph and Lens Structure Diagram:

MTF Graph YN35mm f/1.4 DF UWM
MTF Graph of the Yongnuo YN35mm f/1.4 DF UWM Canon

Yongnuo released this new lens at the end of 2019 for a price of around $450.

Are you interested in this lens? Or is it too close to the other 35mm f/1.4 and USM motor is not enough to justify the purchase?

7 thoughts on “Yongnuo 35mm F/1.4 DF UWM (Ultrasonic)

  1. Good day. I am a photographer and now I think to buy a lens 35mm. I have your products flashes – YN 468-II, YN968EX-RT, led light and transmitters YNE3-RX and RT. First flash work without problems till this time. Your brand was in that time not so famous. But I believe that your company produce very good products for accessible price. So It will be interesting for me to test new lens YN35mm F/1.4 DF UWM and make review this new lens.

  2. Is this new UWM Model being made out of plastics? The old one was around >= 150gr. more weight, which is a lot. I do kow, the Lens Barrel and -Hood is being made out of Metal.

    When the successor does have a UWM, UltraWaveMotor (USM Drive) for AF, other-wise not optically being changed formula, Yongnuo shaved off a lot of weight whileas doing a plasticky Lens Barrel then, and perhaps Lens Hood…which is not quite nice….otherwise.

  3. Hi,
    Is the focusing fast as compared to the old model?
    Please send in some review with sample pics at 1.4.
    Thanks .

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