Yongnuo YN35mm F2R DF DSM autofocus lens introduced for Canon RF

Yongnuo YN35mm F2R DF DSM autofocus lens introduced for Canon RF
Yongnuo YN35mm F2R DF DSM autofocus lens introduced for Canon RF

It seems that Yongnuo Electronic Equipment has banned Canon from producing autofocus RF optics. Although Samyang and others had previously created autofocus lenses for RF-mount, they were advised to stop by appealing to the copyright of the mount, which they did.

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However, Yongnuo did release the YN 35 mm F2R DF DSM for RF-mount, which was previously available for other mounts. And this is the second RF lens after the YN85mm F1.8R DF DSM introduced a month ago .

Structurally, in terms of optical design and MTF graphics, it does not differ from the versions released for other mounts, which we have already written about .

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Specifications YN35mm F2S DF DSM

  • Focus: AF/MF
  • Sensor format: full frame
  • Viewing angle: 61.3° (diagonal), 36.74° (vertical), 52.91° (horizontal)
  • Optical design: 9 elements in 8 groups,
  • Special elements and coatings: 1 aspherical, 1 low dispersion, 2 ultra-high refractive index,  multilayer nanocoating
  • Aperture: 7-blade, round
  • Aperture range: f/2–f/16
  • Minimum focusing distance: 0.35 m
  • Maximum magnification: 0.13
  • Thread diameter for filter: 52 mm
  • AF drive: DSM stepper motor
  • Focusing mechanism: internal
  • Custom Control Ring, Fn Button
  • USB port for firmware update
  • Metal mount and contacts
  • Dimensions: Ø67 × 72 mm
  • Weight: 295 g

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Contents of delivery

Interestingly, the YONGNUO Electronic Equipment website sells the lens for $403 (but is marked as “sold out”), but B&H is accepting pre-orders for $375. Most likely, after some time the price of the lens will drop to $280–300, and then perhaps it will be a more attractive purchase, considering that the native and somewhat more advanced Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro is now selling for $500.

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Yongnuo YN35mm F2R DF DSM ($375) Canon RF 35mm F1.8 Macro IS STM ($499)

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