China-based manufacturer Yongnuo has produced what looks like a near-clone of Canon's well-liked EF 35mm f/2, a lens that dates back to 1990. With a couple of exceptions (one of which being the brand name on the front of the lens) the Yongnuo lens certainly looks very similar to Canon's 25-year-old prime.
The Yongnuo 35mm f/2 covers a 56mm equivalent focal length on an APS-C body and comprises 7 elements in 5 groups, just like the original. But rather than the Canon's 5-blade aperture, Yongnuo offers 7 blades. Another key difference - whereas Canon's lens still costs around $250 used; we understand that the new Yongnuo 35mm F2 is likely to cost around $115. Keep an eye on Yongnuo's official eBay and Amazon stores for more information.
Yongnuo 35mm f/2 key specifications:
- 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
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