Yongnuo releases Canon 50mm f/1.4 mm clone
Camera gear isn’t cheap, and the niche for more affordable lenses has been filled in by third-party manufacturers. Sometimes it’s a miss, sometimes it’s a hit – and sometimes, it looks just like the official camera manufacturer’s own work.
Yongnuo, a Chinese company known for making more affordable camera gear, is moving from lighting equipment and accessories to a bigger market: lenses.
The Yongnuo 50mm f/1.4 could be easily mistaken for a clone of the Canon 50mm f/1.4. Look closer, and you’ll see the difference, but otherwise, you probably would’ve mistaken the Yongnuo lens for the Canon one.
The difference you need to know about? The price point. With a lighter weight (239g vs. 290g), it might cost about half as much as the $400 Canon lens.
It has the same aperture blades, minimum aperture, and other features – but whereas the Canon lens has an ultrasonic motor for fast focusing, the Yongnuo features a traditional DC-motor driven focusing system.