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Yongnuo Announces Cloned Canon 50mm f1.4






If you're a photographer, I'm sure you've heard of Yongnuo. They are a Chinese company that’s known for making cheaper third-party alternatives to pricier camera gear. They're more known for their lighting equipment and various accessories but the company is now branching into a different market that is completely new to them, lenses.


The company has announced their first ever lens, a 50mm f/1.4. Yes, it does look almost identical to the Canon 50mm f/1.4.

According to Yongnuo, this would be the first large aperture autofocus lens made in China. The new lens, while looking almost identical to the Canon, does have one significant difference: an old DC AF motor, while the Canon has the newer ultrasonic silent AF motor technology. Another noteable difference, the Yongnuo appears to have a plastic lens mount, where the Canon’s is metal.

Yongnuo 50mm F/1.4 Lens Specs
  • Lens Focal Length: 50mm
  • Lens Construction: 6 Group 7
  • Aperture blades: 8
  • Minimum aperture: 22
  • Closest focusing distance: 0.45 m
  • Maximum magnification: 0.15 times
  • Drive System: DC motors
  • Filter diameter: 58mm
  • Maximum diameter and length: about Φ75 × 58mm
  • Weight: 239g
Features:
  • The first China-made auto-focus lens;
  • f/1.4 large aperture, can be the subject looks delicate and soft, and easily bokeh make photography even more fun;
  • Supports auto focus and manual focus modes;
  • Equipped with full-time manual focus function, auto focus can easily fix the focus position;
  • Support M / AV / TV / P and other camera shooting mode, the aperture can be displayed in the EXIF ​​data information;
  • Support for full-frame and APS-C format camera;
  • Using two high refractive lenses, effectively reduce and prevent dispersion.
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