Comparing the Optics of the $40 Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8 and the $125 Canon 50mm f/1.8 II
I recently did a simple review that compared Yongnuo’s new $40 clone of the Canon 50mm f/1.8 II. Today I will dive a little deeper into how the two lenses stack up optically. There’s only so much that can be tested in home without fancy gear (MTF charts and the like) so I did a […]
A First Review of the $40 Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8 'Nifty Fifty' Clone
I will be the first to admit that I am not a street photographer, not a wedding photographer, and don’t generally shoot in low light, but I wanted to get a review out since I just received my two copies of Yongnuo’s $40 clone of the Canon 50mm f/1.8 II. Yongnuo has their own branded […]
Shooting with the Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8 in a Cold and Rainy Outdoor Portrait Session
Editor’s note: This our third hands-on test of the super affordable Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8 clone lens. We previously shared casual and optical tests. I was finally able to get the stars to align and get an outdoor session set up to test the new Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8. I booked an amazing model, Halie Jaye ..
A Hands On Comparison of the 50mm f/1.8 Lenses by Canon and Yongnuo
Photographers Tony and Chelsea Northrup shot a hands on test video that pits the new Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8 against the pricier version by Canon. “Yongnuo recently released their first autofocus lens, and it’s half the price of the Canon version,” they write. “We test it to see if we can recommend ..
Testing the Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8 with Nightscape Photography
February has brought back the galactic core of the Milky Way into the sky. It is now rising in the east just before sunrise. Each week it will rise a little bit earlier in the night. I have a trip planned for this spring and have been thinking about some of the shots I want […]
DigitalRev Compares the Canon 50mm f/1.8 II with Its Yongnuo Clone
DigitalRev TV, the Top Gear of photography, is the latest to do a hands-on comparison of the classic Canon 50mm f/1.8 II lens against its new copycat competitor, the YongNuo 50mm f/1.8. In DigitalRev’s typical fashion, Kai offers a humorous yet insightful look at how the two products compare against ..
Testing the Image Quality of the Yongnuo 35mm f/2 for Canon EF
Here’s a look at the optical quality of the Yongnuo 35mm f/2 for Canon EF. There’s only so much that can be tested at home without fancy gear (MTF charts and the like) so I did a few tests that gauge common aesthetic qualities, using techniques that are often recommended for testing at home. ..
Review: Yongnuo's 35mm f/2 Lens for Canon EF Packs a Punch for the Price
When it comes to the world of Nikon and Canon, there seems to be an endless selection of lenses. Recently, the Chinese company Yongnuo has announced that they will be manufacturing lenses for both of these camera giants. Today, we had a chance to play with the company’s latest YN 35mm f/2 lens for Canon ..
Yongnuo 85mm f/1.8 Review: Half the Price of the Canon… for Good Reason
Yongnuo has been making decent Canon knockoffs for a while now, so when it was discovered that an 85mm f/1.8 Canon clone was in the works, we got excited. Now, we get to find out if the Yongnuo, at half the price of its Canon counterpart, can keep up. YouTuber Christopher Frost gives us a […]