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 efficient 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 0.21×. 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.
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.
2). Yongnuo YN 50mm f/1.8 II
Yongnuo YN 50mm f/1.8 II is a compact construction, its dimensions are 75 × 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.