Yongnuo, a brand known for cheap and clone Canon lenses and flashlights has announced yet another lens. Youngnuo 14mm f/2.8 is an ultra-wide angle lens autofocus lens for Canon mount. Interestingly this time the lens is not a clone of the Canon 14mm lens, looks like Yongnuo is trying to make its own mark in the market.
The Yongnuo 14mm f/2.8 lens is a cheap alternative for those looking to shoot landscapes or are astro photos, with a wide angle of view of 14mm and a wide aperture of f/2.8. As of now, this lens has been announced for Canon DSLR cameras, Youngnuo might manufacture for other mounts too.
This lens by Yongnuo looks like a perfect 14mm f/2.8 lens as it is expected to be launched at a much cheaper price as compared to the Canon variant. The Rokinon or the Samyang 14mm f/2.8 is also a cheaper alternative but the only downside is that it is a manual focus lens.
Now let us have a look at the key features of the Yongnuo 14mm f/2.8 super-wide angle autofocus lens:
- Two aspherical elements, one ultra-low dispersion for minimizing chromatic aberration
- Multilayer coating to reduce flares and ghosting
- USB port for firmware upgrades
- Focus distance scale
- 7 aperture blades
- Metal mount
- 12 elements in 9 groups
- Minimum focusing distance: 20 cm (maximum magnification: 0.15x)
- Weight: 780 g
Yongnuo has not yet officially announced the price of this lens, but we can expect it to be priced less than half of the Canon variant or priced slightly higher than the Rokinon or Samyang variant. This looks like an ideal pocket-friendly lens for wide-angle captures.