When Yongnuo launched their nifty fifty, we knew it was likely that they will extend their lens line and start making more lenses. If you are making clone-ware it only makes sense that once you have the means to produce a product you will want to utilize those capabilities to create more similar product.
While initial reports on Yongnuo’s nifty fifty were not that promising, we would love to see a comparison between those two lenses.
As for the striking resemblance to Canon’s Lens, aside from the fact that the Yongnuo lens has 7 blades rather than 5 (a difference we have seen in their nifty-fifty as well), the lenses bare striking resembles.
Here are the specs for the Yongnuo lens
- Canon EF mount
- Minimum aperture f/22
- Minimum Focusing Distance 0.25m/0.8ft
- Maximum Magnification 0.23X
- Filter Diameter 52mm
- Diameter & Length 73 x 59mm
- Weight ~155g
The Price however is not similar. A new Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM will set you back around $550; a second hand (or refurbished original) Canon EF 35mm f/2 would be around $280, and the new Yongnuo clone is “only” around $120.
As we said before, if this lens goes the way of the nifty-fifty there would be a quality difference between the YN and the canon lenses, if you prefer getting the Yongnou, it is available via eBay and Amazon.