Yongnuo soon releases budget 40mm f/2.8 and 100mm f/2 lenses for Nikon

Aug 2, 2017

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Yongnuo soon releases budget 40mm f/2.8 and 100mm f/2 lenses for Nikon

Aug 2, 2017

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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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.

It seems that so far the company has been focused more on launching products for Canon. They only offer a 35mm f/2 and a 50mm f/1.8 lens for Nikon. However, according to the post on Nikon Rumors, two more lenses will soon be available for Nikon shooters.

Both lenses come with durable metal mounts and multilayer coating for increasing transmission of light and reducing glare. The 40mm f/2.8 will have six aperture blades, while the 100mm f/2 will have nine. A handy feature of these lenses is the USB port, which allows you to update the firmware of the lens to maintain maximum compatibility and performance. They both have manual and autofocus, and while they are intended for full-frame cameras, you can use them on crop bodies as well.

Here are the more detailed specs:

Yongnuo 40mm f/2.8

Focal Length: 40mm

Structure: 4 groups 6pcs

Aperture Blades: 6pcs

Minimum Aperture: F/22

Minimum Focal Distance: About 0.3m

Maximum Amplification Factor: About 0.18x

Driving System: DC Motor

Filter Diameter: 58mm

Maximum Diameter and Length: About φ74×45mm

Weight: About 130g

Yongnuo 100mm f/2

Focal Length       100mm

The equivalent focal length under 35mm APS-C format specifications     About 160mm

Structure: 6 groups 8pcs

Aperture Blades: 9pcs

Minimum Aperture: F/19

Minimum Focal Distance: About 0.9m

Maximum Amplification Factor: About 0.14x

Driving System: DC Motor

Filter Diameter:               58mm

Maximum Diameter and Length: Aboutφ76×83mm

Weight:               About 440g

For now, Yongnuo 100mm f/2 is only available for Canon, and the 40mm f/2.8 is still expected for both mounts. There is no pricing info yet, but the 100mm f/2 for Canon is under $170, so I assume the Nikon variant should be around the same price. According to DPReview, the lenses could come as soon as later this week. So, if you’ve been waiting for budget lenses like this for your Nikon, keep an eye on Yongnuo’s Amazon and B&H store.

[via Nikon Rumors, DPReview]

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16 responses to “Yongnuo soon releases budget 40mm f/2.8 and 100mm f/2 lenses for Nikon”

  1. Paul Richards Avatar
    Paul Richards

    any reviews?

  2. stewart norton Avatar
    stewart norton

    I’ve got the 35mm f2 and love it but cannot understand the need for a 40mm f2.8 as well seems strange focal length and f stop combo.

    1. Gürcem Eugene Zekai Avatar
      Gürcem Eugene Zekai

      Pancake.

    2. David Sargent Avatar
      David Sargent

      I’ve got the 35 f2 as well and it’s garbage. Super soft unless stopped down and soft even at its sharpest. Last Yongnuo lens for me.

    3. Stewart Norton Avatar
      Stewart Norton

      Before i got it i read as many reviews as i could and there was probably a equal amount of people who said they were sharp and people who said there copy wasn’t. I guess that’s the main problem when buying cheap lenses is QC at the factory and not knowing if you are going to get a decent copy or not.

    4. MyLittleEye Avatar
      MyLittleEye

      40mm lenses are often a convenient pancake format. I find the unfashionable 40 to be a goldilocks format; not too wide, not too long – like a 50mm but with breathing space. Compositions come together nicely with tidily proportioned backgrounds. I picked up a vintage film range finder purely for its fast 40 lens, allowing me to throw backgrounds out of focus in a way that can’t be achieved with my bulky SLR+35/f2 combo – I haven’t found an affordable or even comparable 40/f1.7 on any full frame digital system; AF or otherwise!
      Alas, besides the smaller size, this Yongnuo doesn’t offer enough to supplant my 35/2 – tempted but not quite.

  3. Adam Santino Avatar
    Adam Santino

    The 50mm is amazing for the cost.

  4. Aslam Rana Avatar
    Aslam Rana

    Woawh game changer especially the 100mm

  5. Raph Aël Avatar
    Raph Aël

    The 40mm is a want for me, size and focal length are fine on a fullframe camera. Owned the canon version on a film camera and loved it!

  6. Ken Coleman Avatar
    Ken Coleman

    50mm canon and 35mm both worth it

  7. Kryn Sporry Avatar
    Kryn Sporry

    I’ll stick to the canon version thank you.

  8. Judith Keller Avatar
    Judith Keller

    Wooooooo!

  9. Kevin Sanders Avatar
    Kevin Sanders

    I’ll have them ???

  10. Toby Vandevelde Avatar
    Toby Vandevelde

    I own a 50mm f1.4 and 85mm f1.8. Both Nikon. Both great lenses. If you were looking for budget spends then this may be what you want.
    I don’t need personally.

  11. Igor Farago Avatar
    Igor Farago

    Looking forward to a cheap 100mm f/2 ??

  12. Van Gelis Avatar
    Van Gelis

    I’d like to see a 16-45 2.8 and an 85 1.4 or 1.2 even. But some of their flashes have been a complete disaster, burning up, overheating, crappy assist beam etc.. get them right first.