Lens: Yongnuo 14mm f/2.8 (Canon)

Lens: Yongnuo 14mm f/2.8 (Canon)

First wide-angle lens from Yongnuo. This is it, the Yongnuo 14mm f/2.8 (Canon) is there…

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 costs $2000. That’s right, Wide-angle and Ultra-wide-angle lenses aren’t cheap. Thanks for Asian brands, you could have a nice prime lens at a pretty good price, but this will be a manual lens (no autofocus).

Yongnuo 14mm f/2.8 Specifications:

  • Release date: January 2018
  • Structure: 9 groups / 12 elements
  • 7-blade diaphragm
  • Minimum aperture: f/22
  • Minimum focusing distance: 20cm
  • Amplification factor: 0.15x
  • Gold plated contacts
  • USB port: firmware update
  • Dimensions 86mm x 105mm
  • Weight: 780g (1.7 lb)
  • Price: ~$550

This sounds good, the 14mm manual lenses of the brands like Samyang, Tokina or Walimex have very good press at a quality/price ratio level.

The Yongnuo 14mm f/2.8 (Canon mount) version has been released in January 2018 and costs around $550.

There is also the Yongnuo 14mm F/2.8 (Nikon mount) which followed a few weeks after, for about $50-100€ cheaper.

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