Yongnuo YN 50mm f/1.8 Lens for Canon EF

Yongnuo YN 50mm f/1.8 Lens for Canon EF

Yongnuo YN 50mm f/1.8 Lens for Canon EF

B&H # YO5018C MFR # YN50MM 1.8 C
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Product Highlights

  • Canon EF Mount/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/22
  • Multi-Coated Lens Elements
  • AF/MF Switch
  • Seven-Blade Diaphragm
  • Gold-Plated Contacts
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 1.5'
  • Filter Diameter: 52mm
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Lens Mount: Canon EF

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Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8 Overview

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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.
In the Box
Yongnuo YN 50mm f/1.8 Lens for Canon EF
  • Front Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8 Specs

    Focal Length 50mm
    Maximum Aperture f/1.8
    Minimum Aperture f/22
    Lens Mount Canon EF
    Format Compatibility Full-Frame
    Angle of View 46
    Maximum Magnification 0.15x
    Minimum Focus Distance 1.48' / 45 cm
    Optical Design 6 Elements in 5 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 7
    Focus Type Autofocus
    Image Stabilization None
    Filter Size 52 mm (Front)
    Dimensions (DxL) 2.87 x 2.17" / 73 x 55 mm
    Weight 4.2 oz / 120 g
    Warranty Length None
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.405 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.4 x 3.4 x 3.2"

    Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8 Reviews

    YN 50mm f/1.8 Lens for Canon EF is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 162.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good lens cheap. This lens produces sharper images than the kit lens and lower cost zoom lenses. It's not as sharp as my primes on my samsung NX but it is very good none the less. Wide aperture is excellent for low light and faster shutter speeds. Performance is close to the Canon nifty fifty. Autofocus is slow but useable and the manual focus mode is smooth and accurate. Some have said that this lens produces very soft images. It does not. the problem is that in a bone-headed decision, Yongnou decided to place protective plastic on both the front and rear lens elements even though it ships capped. Remove this plastic and the lens performs as it should.
    Date published: 2015-06-18
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nifty fifty Chinese I bought the Yongnuo 50mm 1.8 for EF Canon mount just out of curiosity. Some people had said it was really bad and others stated it outperforms the Canon 1.8. This camera stays on my Canon EOS 630 35mm film SLR and it has not let down. The AF is faster and more accurate than that of the Canon brand I have found. It is on par in my opinion with both color rendition and sharpness. Keep in mind, it's a cheap lens as is the Canon brand. But for the price, it works. It's a reliable and functional lens for AF. Don't even bother to try manual focus though. A joke on these modern lenses.
    Date published: 2016-03-21
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Reassesment of Lens I was the 1st to review the lens and was not happy with it and returned it. After reading the 2nd review I realized that the poor focus may have been due to my failure to realize there was a plastic covering over the back of the lens ( I removed the covering from the front). I re-ordered the lens and this time removed the plastic covering from the front and the back. The images now are sharp. B&H could consider enclosing a warning to look for and remove these covers especially the one on the back.
    Date published: 2015-07-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for stills This lens is an awesome lens. I absolutely love the f/1.8. It is great in low light conditions, and the depth of field is exactly what you would expect from a 'nifty fifty.' The only con to this lens is that the auto focus is a bit loud. That's not an issue for stills, but for video, that's a problem. I used the lens for a video once, and left it in auto focus... when I played it back, it sounded like a family of angry chipmunks! Overall, I would absolutely recommend this lens to anyone not doing video. If you are looking for a video lens, either leave this one in manual focus, or go with the Canon brand lens.
    Date published: 2016-11-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Same bang! Different buck! Gotta love B&H, they shipped this out the same day which is rare nowadays. I love the new lenses. Photos and videos are awesome, really no need to buy BIG named lenses if this one can perform just a good. The autofocus motor is not as quiet as my stock Canon but it's no biggie for me because I'm manually focusing and it's strictly for videos. Be sure to remove the plastic film on all glass parts of this lense, the packaging was superb! I recommend it. 5 stars all day!!! Going for the 40mm next.
    Date published: 2016-06-23
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from It works well enough for most purposes I got this lens because it's cheap, but moreso because it's supposed to vignette less than the Canon versions on FF... which it probably does by a small margin. It's not an awesomely sharp lens wide open, but it's ok, and it gets better stopped down. Optically, I'd place it a bit below average among my normal lenses, but not far below. AF is fast and painless both on the Canon 5D IV and Sony A7II (via Metabones adapter). Overall, this is a cheap lens and nobody is going to mistake it for a high-end lens, but it's very usable and you have to be making a big print of a wide-open image to see real problems.
    Date published: 2016-12-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great starting lens for great looking videos I bought this lens based on the reference from a friend who saw it in a popular video review. I liked every aspect mentioned on the review except the apparent sharpness issues. I have used this lens for a few project videos and it has performed exceptionally. I haven't had a noticeable issue with sharpness or clarity. I also think the autofocus isn't too bad it could be a little faster and less loud but overall it's a great starting lens for videos. It has a much more cinematic look to the images. the shallow depth of field is really nice also. the only main complaint I have with it is it is incredible light which makes it feel cheap. It doesn't look too cheap but it feels cheap by itself. one thing to note is remove the plastic from both sides of the lens and clean the both sides with a good cleaner.
    Date published: 2016-04-06
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works, but not on my older film camera I bought this for my older Canon 650 camera because I wanted to take some shots on film. Well, it didn't work out. It just froze up my camera. Didn't harm it, it just didn't want to work with it regardless of conditions. But I tried it on my SL-1 and it works pretty good. It by all means is not a Canon 1.4 USM, but it does the job. A little noisy, a little slow, but I tend to over analyze my shots anyways so it works well for me. 4 Stars due to it not being compatible with my older 35mm camera.
    Date published: 2017-02-12
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