Jump to content
  • Martin Vronsky
    Martin Vronsky
    Sign in to follow this  

    Yongnuo YN 50mm f/1.8 II Announcement

      News

    A Chinese producer Yongnuo is strengthening its position among the producers of budget photography equipment.  The latest proposition of Yongnuo is the EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens. Its predecessor, Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8 appeared on the market in 2014 and we remember it mainly because of its huge similarities to Canon EF 50 mm f/1.8 and, of course, the price which was much power than its predecessor's.  

     

    The producer assures that the II generation is equipped with an improved optical system and a more efficienct AF. The optical system consists of 6 lenses placed in 5 groups, just like its predecessor's. However, the latest construction ensures  46-grade angle of view and the zoom of 0.21x. The new technology of coatings is supposed to ensure the minimization of reflections and light reflections, which can occur during taking photographs in hard conditions.  The focusing speed, precision of focal length and light permeability have also been improved. 

     

    articles_000138_01.jpg

    1). Yongnuo YN 50mm f/1.8 II 

     

    The 50mm focal length and the 7-blade aperture with the light of f/1.8 are responsible for focusing. Thanks to them, we can achieve round bokeh and soft blurring. On the lens, we can mount filters with the diameter of 58mm.

     

    The minimum focus distance is now 35cm - this parameters has been improved by 10cm. In manual focus adjustment, the focusing distance indicator, which is on the front of the lens, will be useful. 

     

    articles_000138_02.jpg

    2). Yongnuo YN 50mm f/1.8 II 

     

    Yongnuo YN 50mm f/1.8 II is a compact construction, its dimensions are 75 x 52mm and it weighs 162g. The housing is made of plastic but the whole thing looks solid.  The longevity of the Chinese camera should be ensured by the metal bayonet, covered with chrome. In order to avoid problems with the compatibility of various computer operating systems, the producer has resigned from the possibility of direct connection of the lens to computers with the use of the USB cable. YN 50mm f/1.8 II can be updated via the camera. 

     

    At the moment, Yongnuo YN 50mm f/1.8 II is available on Ebay. It costs $74 in the version intended for Canon cameras.  


    Sign in to follow this  


    User Feedback

    Recommended Comments

    There are no comments to display.



    Create an account or sign in to comment

    You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

    Create an account

    Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

    Register a new account

    Sign in

    Already have an account? Sign in here.

    Sign In Now

  • Similar Content

    • By Martin Vronsky
      Business-wise, it would not be rational if Meyer-Optik-Görlitz has been still offering the 50mm f/0.95 lenses only to the owners of mirrorless cameras.  That's why today's premiere - Nocturnus 50mm f/0.95 DSLR, a lens dedicated to the owners of full-frame Canon, Nikon and Pentax cameras, should not surprise anyone.
       

      1). Meyer-Optik-Görlitz Nocturnus 50mm f/0.95 DSLR - Sample Photo
       
      Nocturnus is a fully manual lens and its natural operating environment should be low-light locations, in which the photographer makes use of ambient light only. 
       

      2). Meyer-Optik-Görlitz Nocturnus 50mm f/0.95 DSLR - Sample Photo
       
      The optical system is based on 8 elements placed in 6 groups, with the field of view of 47°. The characteristic features of the lens will be: unique image sharpness, contrast and coloring. The Nocturnus shutter consists of 15 blades covered with special anti-reflective coatings, whose nominal aperture size is f/0.95. Thanks to the use of the mentioned solutions,  the bokeh which we will achieve by taking photographs with the lens shall satisfy even the biggest malcontents.
       

      3). Meyer-Optik-Görlitz Nocturnus 50mm f/0.95 DSLR - Sample Photo
       
      The aperture of the lens can be shut down to the value of f/22. It can be regulated steplessly, thanks to the use of a special ring.  A convenient focus ring is clearly targeted at filmmakers. The filters with the diameter of 72mm can be mounted on the lens.
       

      4). Meyer-Optik-Görlitz Nocturnus 50mm f/0.95 DSLR - Sample Photo
       
      The Meyer-Optik-Görlitz Nocturnus 50mm f/0.95 DSLR lens will be available in two color versions: black and silver. It has been made of metal and it weighs 640g. The lens will be available with Canon EF, Nikon F, Pentax K and M42 mounts.
       

      5). Meyer-Optik-Görlitz Nocturnus 50mm f/0.95 DSLR - Sample Photo
       
      The producer has announced that Nocturnus will appear on sale in April 2019 and that it will cost $3999. People who are patient and who have already decided that they want to buy a lens may save a lot of money by buying the lens now for $1899.
    • By MICHAEL GABLER
      Meike, a company known from the production of budget  photography accessories and lenses, has just announced a portrait full-frame 85mm lens, for the first time equipped with the autofocus. 
       
      Meike MK 85mm f/1.8 AF consists of 9 elements placed in 6 groups. Unfortunately, this is all information that the producer has shared. However, taking into consideration previous constructions, we should not expect the use of special lenses and coatings which improve the optical quality. 
       

      1). Meike MK 85mm f/1.8 AF
       
      The lens is made of plastic and the mount - of metal. In addition, on the housing there is an autofocus switch and a rubber ring for manual regulation. Popular filters with the diameter of 67mm can be mounted on the lens. 

      The price and the date of availability have not been revealed yet.  
    • By MICHAEL GABLER
      Two Lenses Leaked: Tokina FíRIN 20mm f/2 FE AF and Opera 50mm f/1.4 FF
      For the 2018 CP+ show next week Tokina is rumored to announce two new full frame lenses - the first one is the FíRIN 20mm f/2 FE AF mirrorless lens for Sony E-mount (replacement for the current version?), the second is a Opera 50mm f/1.4 FF DSLR lens for Nikon and Canon mounts:
       
      Tokina Opera 50mm f/1.4 FF
      Full size digital single lens reflex compatible Mount: For Canon · For Nikon Ring type ultrasonic motor adopted Dust-proof drip For the first time at Tokinar adopted electromagnetic iris system for Nikon The direction of rotation of the focus ring is the same as that of a genuine lens for both Canon and Nikon Scheduled release date: Summer 2018 Is announcement on February 28?  

       
       
       
      Tokina FíRIN 20mm f/2 FE AF
      Sony E mount Lens configuration: 11 groups of 13 Filter size: 62 mm Shortest shooting distance: 0.28 m Maximum shooting magnification: 1: 10.29 Number of diaphragm blades: 9 Size: 73.4 mm × 81.5 mm Weight: 464 g  

       
      via Nokishita
×