Yongnuo lenses

Discussion in 'Modern Film Cameras' started by glen_h, Nov 15, 2016.

  1. I just got a suggestion from Amazon about a Yongnuo 50/1.8 lens, I believe Canon mount.
    I never heard of Yongnuo before. It seems that I recently search for some other 50/1.8 lens, and their system decided that I wanted to know about more of them.
    While many of us by the usual zoom lenses from companies like Tamron, That would be unusual for a 50mm lens.
    I thought I would mention it here, to see if anyone else knew about this one.
     
  2. They released a 35mm f2 in Canon mount a while ago. I jumped on that one. Quite good for the price. That's the key thing, the price. Comparison tests say the Canon equivalent is better, but only you can determine whether the dollars saved is worth it.
     
  3. There are so many good lenses on the used market, that I rarely find need to buy new.
     
  4. The YN 50 1.8 was their first AF lens. It is a cheap lens, but 7/10 in normal shooting conditions if the Canin branded plastic fantastic is 10/10. However, the 35mm f2 is really good as long as you don't mind fixing a but of chromatic aberration in Lightroom. It is 8/10 if not more compared to the old Canon 35 f2, which is so expensive. The new Canon 35 f2 is a different beast.
    If you are ona budget, get YN. Ignore the snobs.
     
  5. There are so many good lenses on the used market, that I rarely find need to buy new.​

    Sage advice, however indirectly stated. For me, as well, it doesn't make sense to save money to compromise image quality, particularly when you can get much better used lenses for not much more money than you'd spend on new but inferior lenses such as the Yongnuos.
     
  6. For me, as well, it doesn't make sense to save money to compromise image quality, particularly when you can get much better used lenses for not much more money than you'd spend on new but inferior lenses such as the Yongnuos.

    That's assuming those "better used lenses" aren't marred by wear and tear or outright damage that impacts performance. Chinese-made, non-major brand lenses are catching up quickly; Korean makes like Rokinon/Samyang have arrived, quality-wise. Besides, have you actually shot a Yongnuo lens? Just asking...
     
  7. I have several Yongnuo adapters for my mirrrless Sony. They are well machined and well finished pieces, probably being cranked out of some ISO9001 facility somewhere in China. I'm not at all familiar with their lenses, though. It looks like they're taking a different approach from Samyang, deciding to pursue the AF route, whereas Samyang is pretty much steadfastly sticking to MF. Hey, if they're putting out a good product, more power to them. If you build it, they will come. Keeps the majors honest, too.
     
  8. Digitalrev did a comparison between the Yongnuo and Canon lenses: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hSRtxcxJ8TI
     
  9. The DigitalRev review confirms the point I made earlier; namely, that if you're interested in IQ, you're better off buying a used OEM lens than a cheap knock-off.
    And, no I haven't used a Yongnuo. However, I have used the Samyang 14/2.8, and it's a fabulous lens - and definitely not a knock-off.
     
  10. And, no I haven't used a Yongnuo.

    I rest my case. YMMV, as they say.
     
  11. What case? I don't see that you have one, other than to make the obvious point that used lenses may have wear that impedes their functionality. I've bought well over a hundred used lenses, and nary a one has given me problems.
     

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