Yongnuo Lens 85mm f/1.8N (Nikon)

Yongnuo Lens 85mm f/1.8N (Nikon)

As we hoped, Yongnuo finally released the Nikon version of its 85mm F/1.8 lens. The Canon version was released a little over two years ago (February 2017), so it’s a long wait in between (Yongnuo used to wait six months/one year before releasing the same lens in the Nikon mount).

Little official information on the Yongnuo 85mm f/1.8N, but it would seem that the two lenses are extremely similar, if not totally the same.

The picture below shows the two mounts (Canon and Nikon) side by side:

comparison yn85mm f/1.8 Canon vs Nikon

Comparison Yongnuo YN85mm F/1.8 Canon (left) against Nikon (right)

We can see that the bodies are similar, as are the dimensions. Only the mount looks different. You might think that the texture is smooth on the Canon version and granular on the Nikon version but it is difficult to judge on one picture. We will have to wait until we have the lens in hand to verify this information.


  • Name: YN85mm F/1.8N (Nikon)
  • Date: May 2019 (announced)
  • Autofocus: Yes
  • Optical formula: 6 groups / 9 elements
  • Minimum aperture: f/22
  • Minimum focus distance: 85cm
  • Lens hood: not included (YN-ET-65 or Canon ET-65III)
  • Weight: 460g
  • Filter diameter: 58mm
  • Price: soon to be known

Yongnuo has not yet communicated much about this new 85mm lens in Nikon mount, but you can have a look at the user manual.

More official photos below:

Announced in May 2019, the 85mm f/1.8N from Yongnuo should be available for sale this summer (July 2019) for a price still unknown but which should be similar to the price of the Canon mount version (about $190).

Many of you were waiting for this 85mm in Nikon mount, I hope it will meet your expectations. Feel free to leave a comment once you have tested it.

You can also check others lenses by Yongnuo on the products page. Don’t forget that many Yongnuo lenses allow you to update the firmware. Check out the dedicated firmware pageand advantage of the latest features and bug resolutions.

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