2019 Yongnuo Macro Lens YN60mm F/2 NE (Nikon)

2019 Yongnuo Macro Lens YN60mm F/2 NE (Nikon)

In 2018 Yongnuo released its first 60mm Macro lens for Canon DSLR cameras. Today, Yongnuo is announcing the same lens with a Nikon mount, the “YN60mm F/2 NE Nikon“.

The two lenses look very similar, and we pretty much cannot spot any differences.

comparison Yongnuo YN60mm f/2 Nikon vs Canon
Comparison YN60mm f/2 Canon vs Nikon

MF: Manual Focus

The 60mm f/2 Macro lens family from Yongnuo are Manual Focus lenses.

Yongnuo decided to get rid of the USB port on the YN60mm f/2 Canon mount. The firmware could be updated directly through the camera body.

For this new 60mm Nikon mount, Yongnuo added back the USB port, and I am wondering why this choice. Perhaps it wasn’t working well enough through the camera, but they did not even release a public firmware yet, so maybe they had issues internally.


When you want to update your Yongnuo products, be sure to check out our Firmware page where you will find Yongnuo Software and Firmware up to date.

That is pretty much it for the differences, except the weight which is a little bit heavier (15g more) and the length which is a little bit smaller (-2mm).

The two lenses look very similar and I will not be surprised that the field tests give the same results.

The MTF (Modulation Transfer Function) Graphs are exactly the same on both lenses. I am not adding the image again, but you can find it on the YN60mm f/2 canon page.

The lens structure is also the same: 9 groups / 10 elements. Same for the diaphragm which has 7 blades for smooth bokeh.

The f/2 maximum aperture is great for shooting in low light and difficult lighting conditions.

Here are the official photos of this Nikon YN60mm f/2 macro from Yongnuo:

Characteristics of the YN60mm f/2NE Nikon:

  • 60mm F/2 Macro MF (Manual) – Nikon mount
  • Max ratio: 1:1
  • Release date: Q2 2019
  • Lens Structure: 9 groups / 10 elements
  • Diaphragm: 7 blades
  • Minimum aperture: f/16
  • Maximum aperture: f/2
  • Closest focusing distance: 0.234m (9.2″)
  • Filter diameter: 67mm
  • Dimension: 76x113mm
  • Weight: 601g (1.3 lb)
  • Price: probably $300-$350

Yongnuo continues to release lenses on a regular basis. They eventually go out with Canon mount first, following by Nikon mounts a couple of months later.

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