The Yongnuo 85mm f/1.8 lens was originally spoken way back in 2016, along with the announcement of the Yongnuo 100mm f/2. The 85mm f/1.8 for Canon EF did come, eventually, and then all mention of an F mount version disappeared, almost as if Yongnuo never intended to actually release it. But now, the lens suddenly appears to have popped up on eBay.
Well, we weren’t sure that it was going to happen, but Yongnuo has released their YN50mm f/1.4 lens for Nikon F mount. The lens was released originally released in EF mount for Canon back in March. But now Nikon users get to have a play. It’s essentially identical to the Canon version in every way except for the mount, which has added a few grams to the weight, too.
Last year, Yongnuo launched a budget 100mm f/2 lens for Canon mount. There was a word then that Nikon version would come soon – and it seems the time for that has finally come. Not only they will soon present us with the 100mm f/2 lens for Nikon, but they’ll also introduce a pancake 40mm f/2.8. Both lenses will be for Nikon F-mount, aimed primarily at full frame cameras.
With the number of people making the shift from more traditional DSLRs to Sony mirrorless systems, adapters are often a way of life. I have a big stack of adapters myself for mounting lenses from half a dozen different systems onto four different types of camera body. It’s simply a question of versatility and providing more options. The big drawback with most adapters, though, is that there’s little-to-no communication between the camera and the lens.
One such combination that hasn’t had much love is Nikon lenses on Sony bodies. Mounting Canon lenses to Sony bodies and retaining full control over things like autofocus has become commonplace thanks to Metabones and Fotodiox’s similar adapter for Canon. Now, we can do the same with Nikon bodies with the new Fotodiox Fusion Smart AF Adapter for Nikon G mount AF-I/AF-S lens to Sony E-Mount.