Review Lens: Yongnuo EF 50mm F1.8

Lens Overview - Yongnuo EF 50mm F1.8

A compact normal-length prime designed for Canon EF-mount DSLRs, the YN 50mm f/1.8 Lens from Yongnuo pairs the classic 50mm focal length with a bright f/1.8 maximum aperture to suit working in a variety of situations. Multi-coated glass elements reduce the effects of lens flare and ghosting for greater contrast and maintained color accuracy. An AF/MF switch on the lens barrel permits quick switching between focusing methods, and the lens can focus as closely as 1.5' to suit photographing close-up subjects. Additionally, gold-plated contacts permit working with all exposure modes as well as transferring lens information to the EXIF data. A tried-and-true lens construction with design enhancements to benefit handling, this lens is an ideal walk-around lens for everyday shooting.

Prime normal-length lens designed for full-frame format Canon EF-mount DSLRs, this lens can also be used with APS-C-format DSLRs where it will provide an 80mm equivalent focal length.
Bright f/1.8 maximum aperture offers increased control over depth of field and also benefits working in a variety of lighting conditions.
Multi-coated glass elements increase contrast and maintain color accuracy by reducing flare and ghosting.
An AF/MF switch on the lens barrel allows you to select focusing methods, with either setting allowing you to focus as closely as 1.5' away.
Seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a smooth out-of-focus quality when working with selective focus techniques.
Gold-plated electronic contacts convey EXIF data between camera and lens and also permit working M, Av, Tv, and P shooting modes.

Yongnuo EF 50mm F1.8 Latest Price



Focal Length50mm
Maximum Aperturef/1.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountCanon EF
Format CompatibilityFull-Frame
Angle of View46°
Minimum Focus Distance1.48' / 45 cm
Maximum Magnification0.15x
Optical Design6 Elements in 5 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNone
Filter Size52 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.87 x 2.17" / 73 x 55 mm
Weight4.23 oz / 120 g

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Lens Technical

Yongnuo EF 50mm F1.8Yongnuo YN 50mm F1.8 II CanonSigma 135mm F1.8 DG HSM A
Name Yongnuo EF 50mm F1.8Yongnuo YN 50mm F1.8 II CanonSigma 135mm F1.8 DG HSM A Sony FE
Max Aperture At Min Focal f/1.8f/1.8f/1.8
Year 201420182018
Mount Type Canon EFCanon EFSony FE
Lens Type Lens MediumLens MediumLens Telephoto
Auto Focus NoNoNo
Price $55$90$1400
Lens Zoom PrimePrimePrime
Lens Range 5050135
Zoom Factor 111
Weight 1lb1lb1lb
Macro NoNoNo
Launch Date Dec. 2014May. 2018Aug. 2018
Brand YongnuoYongnuoSigma


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