Review YONGNUO 35mm 1: 2 (YN35mm F2N)

YONGNUO 35mm f / 2 (YN35mm F2N)

YONGNUO 35mm f / 2 (YN35mm F2N)


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  1. Browse Navigation
  2. In short
  3. History
  4. All lenses and teleconverters Yongnuo
  5. Alternatives and cost comparisons
  6. Main Specifications
  7. Assembly
  8. Focusing
  9. Image quality
  10. Sample Photos on Nikon D90 (DX)
  11. Sample Photos on Nikon D700 (FX)
  12. Sample photos on Fujifilm S5 Pro (DX)
  13. Sample photos with processing
  14. Differences from DX 35 / 1.8G
  15. Differences from 35 / 2D
  16. My experience
  17. Video review
  18. Lens prices
  19. Results
  20. User Comments
  21. Add your review or question on the lens

It's important: Please note that the Yongnuo 35mm 1: 2 lens, in versions for Nikon and Canon cameras, looks very different from each other. Usually third-party lenses such as tokina, Tamron, Sigma, Carl Zeiss etc., have a very similar case design for versions for different systems. Yongnuo 35mm 1: 2 version for Nikon cameras replicates case design Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm 1: 1.8G SWM Asphericalversion Yongnuo 35mm 1: 2 for Canon EOS cameras copies the design of the case Canon Lens EF 50mm 1: 1.8 II.

YONGNUO 35mm f / 2 (YN35mm F2N)

YONGNUO 35mm f / 2 (YN35mm F2N)

In short

Yongnuo 35mm 1: 2 (YN35mm F2N) is a fast prime from the Chinese manufacturer Yongnuo Digital. The lens copied the body design of the original Nikon 50 / 1.8G and optical properties Canon lens EF 35mm 1: 2. All in all, good (all of a sudden for a Chinese lens!).

First of all, Yongnuo 35mm 1: 2 (YN35mm F2N) is interesting to owners motorless Nikon camerasAs replacement for popular lens Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 35mm 1: 1.8G. Also Yongnuo 35mm 1: 2 can serve as a good substitute for old Nikon AF Nikkor 35mm 1: 2D.

The company has done work on the errors that I met with the model Yongnuo 50mm 1: 1.8, in the end, Yongnuo 35mm 1: 2 turned out to be better.

YONGNUO 35mm f / 2 (YN35mm F2N)

YONGNUO 35mm f / 2 (YN35mm F2N)

History

On April 21, 2015 a lens for Canon EOS cameras was presented - Yongnuo Lens EF 35mm 1: 2 (model YN35mm F2).

Almost a year and a half later, the Nikon version - Yongnuo 35mm 1: 2 (model YN35mm F2Nshown in this review), which was presented 1 September 2016 years.

Please note that there are two sub-versions of this lens that differ in depth of field - one has a depth of field scale for F / 16, the other does not (this sub-version is shown in this review).

Let me remind you that the first lens from Yongnuo Digital was a fifty dollars for Canon EOS cameras - Yongnuo Lens EF 50mm 1: 1.8 (YN50mm F1.8) submitted on December 27, 2014.

YONGNUO 35mm f / 2 (YN35mm F2N)

YONGNUO 35mm f / 2 (YN35mm F2N)

Alternatives and price comparisons

Below I have prepared a list with all similar lenses (fixes in the range of 30-40 mm) with automatic focus support for Nikon SLR cameras and indicated the difference in cost between them and the hero from this review:

  1. Yongnuo around in 4.5 times cheaper Nikon AF Nikkor 35mm 1: 2D (390 USD vs 85 USD for new lenses)
  2. approximately at 2 times cheaper Nikon AF Nikkor 35mm 1: 2 MKI (150 USD vs 80 USD per second lenses)
  3. approximately at 2.5 times cheaper Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 35mm 1: 1.8G (200 USD vs 85 USD for new lenses)
  4. approximately at 6 times cheaper Nikon ED AF-S Nikkor 35mm 1: 1.8G (525 USD vs 85 USD for new lenses)
  5. approximately at 20 times cheaper Nikon N AF-S Nikkor 35mm 1: 1.4G (1700 USD vs 85 USD for new lenses)
  6. approximately at 3 times cheaper Nikon DX AF-S Micro Nikkor 40/ 2.8G (270 USD vs 85 USD for new lenses)
  7. approximately at 7 times cheaper Tamron 35mm F / 1.8 SP DI USD VC (600 USD vs 85 USD for new lenses)
  8. approximately at 10.5 times cheaper Sigma 35mm 1: 1.4 DG HSM | A (900 USD vs 85 USD for new lenses)
  9. approximately at 6 times cheaper Sigma 30mm 1: 1.4 DC HSM | A (500 USD vs 85 USD for new lenses)
  10. approximately at 14 times cheaper Sigma 40mm 1: 1.4 DG HSM | A (1200 USD vs 85 USD for new lenses)
  11. approximately at 2.5 times cheaper Sigma 30mm 1: 1.4 EX DC (200 USD vs 80 USD per second lenses)
  12. approximately at 2.5 times cheaper Sigma 30mm 1: 1.4 EX DC HSM (200 USD vs 80 USD per second lenses)
  13. approximately at 3 times cheaper Tokina MACRO 35 F2.8DX AT-X PRO (230 USD vs 80 USD per second lenses)
  14. approximately at 1.1 times cheaper Yongnuo 40mm 1: 2.8 (90 USD vs 85 USD for new lenses)

As a result, the new Yongnuo 35mm 1: 2 (YN35mm F2N) is cheaper than even the cheapest option in the used state. I indicated prices based on average current value in online stores... Unfortunately, the used Yongnuo 35mm 1: 2 is sold only slightly cheaper than the new one, therefore for the 'used' version I have indicated a cost of $ 80.

In general, there is no cheaper AF lens mount for Nikon SLR cameras (both FX and DX) than the Yongnuo 35mm 1: 2, which would be shorter than 50 mm. In terms of cost, only the second-hand ones are approaching the new Yongnuo 35mm 1: 2. old men Nikon AF Nikkor 28mm 1: 2.8 (MKI) / Nikon AF Nikkor 28mm 1: 2.8 (MKII) / Nikon AF Nikkor 28mm 1: 2.8D (MKIII).

YONGNUO 35mm f / 2 (YN35mm F2N)

YONGNUO 35mm f / 2 (YN35mm F2N)


All Yongnuo Lenses

Bayonet mount Sony FE (mirrorless full frame):

  1. Yongnuo 35 mm 1: 2 DF DSM S [review]
  2. Yongnuo 50 mm 1: 1.8 DF DSM S [announce]
  3. Yongnuo 85 mm 1: 1.8 DF DSM S [review]

Bayonet mount Sony E (mirrorless APS-C):

  1. Yongnuo 50 mm 1: 1.8 DA DSM S [review]

Bayonet mount Canon RF (mirrorless full frame):

  1. Yongnuo 35 mm 1: 2 DF DSM R [review]
  2. Yongnuo 85 mm 1: 1.8 DF DSM R [review]

Bayonet mount Nikon Z (mirrorless full frame):

  1. Yongnuo 50 mm 1:1.8 DF DSM Z [announcement]
  2. Yongnuo 85 mm 1:1.8 DF DSM Z [announcement]

For the system Micro 4 / 3:

  1. Yongnuo 25 mm 1: 1.7 [review]
  2. Yongnuo 42.5 mm 1: 1.7 [review]
  3. Yongnuo 42.5 mm 1:1.7 II [overview]

Bayonet mount Nikon f (mirrored full frame):

  1. Yongnuo 14 mm 1: 2.8 [overview]
  2. Yongnuo 35 mm 1: 2 [overview]
  3. Yongnuo 40 mm 1: 2.8 [overview]
  4. Yongnuo 50 mm 1: 1.8 [review]
  5. Yongnuo 50 mm 1: 1.4 E [overview]
  6. Yongnuo 60 mm 1:2 MACRO MF [overview]
  7. Yongnuo 85 mm 1: 1.8 [overview]
  8. Yongnuo 100 mm 1: 2 [overview]

Bayonet mount Canon EF (mirrored full frame):

  1. Yongnuo 14 mm 1: 2.8 [aliexpres]
  2. Yongnuo 35 mm 1: 2 [review]
  3. Yongnuo 35 mm 1: 1.4 [overview]
  4. Yongnuo 35 mm 1: 1.4C DF UWM [announce]
  5. Yongnuo 50 mm 1: 1.8 [overview]
  6. Yongnuo 50 mm 1:1.8 II [overview]
  7. Yongnuo 50 mm 1: 1.4 [overview]
  8. Yongnuo 60 mm 1:2 MACRO MF [aliexpress]
  9. Yongnuo 85 mm 1: 1.8 [review]
  10. Yongnuo 100 mm 1: 2 [review]

Lenses and cameras and many other products from Yongnuo can easily be found at Authorized Yongnuo Dealer / Store on Aliexpres.

My video on all Yongnuo lenses here.

YONGNUO 35mm f / 2 (YN35mm F2N)

YONGNUO 35mm f / 2 (YN35mm F2N)

Main technical characteristics of YONGNUO 35mm 1: 2 (YN35mm F2N):

Review Instance Name Near the front lens: YONGNUO Ø58mm YN35mm F2N. On the case: 35mm 1: 2 2K011601. On the box: YONGNUO DIGITAL wide-agnle prime lens YN35mm F2N
Basic properties
  • The lens is designed for full-length cameras. Nikon fx
  • Built micro focus motoranalog Nikon AF-I / AF-S
  • Lack of aperture control ring, analog Nikon G
  • AF / MF (Auto Focus - Mannual Focus) - the lens is equipped with a focus mode switch
  • During focusing, there is no elongation or rotation of the body frame (analogue of internal focusing)
  • Multi-enlightened optics (type and quality of enlightenment unknown)
  • Case design from YN50mm F1.8Noptical scheme from YN35mm F2.
  • Gold-plated microcircuit contacts (gold is not confirmed there)
  • Metal mount
  • Light weight and low cost
  • Important: a lens from a third-party manufacturer, which imposes some restrictions on its practical use.
Front Filter Diameter 58 mm, plastic thread for filters
Focal length 35 mm, EGF for Nikon DX cameras is 52.5 mm
Zoom ratio 1 X (this is a fixed lens, it does not have a zoom)
Designed by for full and cropped Nikon digital cameras
Number of aperture blades 7 rounded petals form a rather round hole at F / 2-F / 3.5 and a hole in the shape of an irregular heptagon at F / 3.5-F / 19.
Tags focusing distance in meters and feet, bayonet mount mark, hood mount mark. There is no GRIP scale (only decorative white stripes in its place). There is a subversion of this lens with the depth of field scale for F / 16 (view).
Diaphragm from F / 2 to F / 19, without aperture ring, lens analog Nikon G. Please note that F / 19 can only be set when a step is used. exposure 1/2 steps. If the step is 1/3 of the step, then the minimum aperture value is F / 18.
MDF (minimum focusing distance) 0.25 m, maximum magnification ratio for macro photography is 1: 4.3
The weight 180 g
Optical design 7 elements in 5 groups. The lens does not use special optical elements in its optical design. All elements are made of optical glass.

yongnuo-35mm-f2-yn35-f2-optica-scheme

The optical design is identical to the lens. Yongnuo Lens EF 35mm 1: 2. Please note that I didn’t find the circuit diagram for the YN35mm F2N (for Nikon), because here I have shown the lens arrangement for YN35mm F2 (for Canon).

A similar optical circuit uses a lens Canon lens EF 35mm 1: 2.

Lens hood Plastic, bayonet type. The model is unknown and not indicated in the instructions. It can be supplied.
Manufacturer country The country of manufacture is not indicated on the lens case. But, in fact, the lens is made in China.
Period From 1 September to 2016
Instructions View my scan (English only)
Video review Here
Price

It turns out funny situation: Yongnuo Lens EF 35mm 1: 2 Yongnuo Lens Made In China (YN35mm F2, for Canon EOS) copied / upgraded optical circuit Canon lens EF 35mm 1: 2after which the same circuit began to be used in YONGNUO 35mm 1: 2 (YN35mm F2N, for Nikon). Lens Yongnuo 50mm 1: 1.8 (YN50mm F1.8N, for Nikon) copied the case design from the original Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm 1: 1.8G SWM Aspherical, after which the same design was used in the YONGNUO 35mm 1: 2 (YN35mm F2N, for Nikon). As a result, the lens from this review is a mixture of Nikon 50 / 1.8G и Canon 35 / 2.

YONGNUO 35mm f / 2 (YN35mm F2N)

YONGNUO 35mm f / 2 (YN35mm F2N)

Assembly

The lens came to the review completely new.

In a small box is a warranty card, instructions in Chinese and English, and the lens itself with a front (YN-58) and a back cover. The box is made in the colors typical of the golden boxes of Nikon Nikkor lenses.

The lens is assembled well. Yongnuo 35mm 1: 2 has a metal bayonet mount. The focusing ring is rubberized. The contacts of the microcircuits are stated to be gold-plated to improve current flow.

Of the drawbacks of the assembly, I want to highlight only the fact that not all Yongnuo 35mm 1: 2 lenses come with a hood and a carrying case. Also, I did not like the fact that the serial number of the lens is very quickly erased from the lens barrel.

Important: some users note that the Yongnuo 35mm 1: 2 with the original Nikon HB-47 hood (for the lens Nikon 50 / 1.8G) can give strong vignetting.

UPDATE 1: With some cameras, the memory card access lamp blinks when off. Most likely the camera is constantly 'disconnecting / connecting' the lens. The exact reason is unknown.

UPDATE 2: With some cameras, the battery power decreases when turned off.

It is also very important that the Yongnuo 35mm 1: 2 is devoid of the mechanical defects that were inherent in the model Yongnuo 50mm 1: 1.8.

YONGNUO 35mm f / 2 (YN35mm F2N)

YONGNUO 35mm f / 2 (YN35mm F2N)

Focusing

The lens has built-in focus motortherefore Yongnuo 35mm 1: 2 will automatically focus on all Nikon DSLR cameras, even on amateur.

The lens will automatically focus on all Nikon DSLR cameraseven on amateur series models Nikon DXthat do not have a built-in focus motor: D40, D40x, D60, D3000, D3100, D3200, D3300, D3400, D3500, D5000, D5100, D5200, D5300, D5500, D5600as well as mirrorless cameras Nikon Z with adapter FTZ / FTZ II.

To be extremely precise, the Yongnuo 35mm 1: 2 is an analog of the Nikon series lenses AF-I. Unlike Nikon AF-S lenses that use ultrasonic focus motors Nikon SWMold lenses Nikon AF-I use the built-in buzzing micro focus motor.

When focusing, the motor is noisy. The noise is small. It is very good that the Yongnuo 35mm 1: 2 noise is less than motorless Nikon AF Nikkor 35mm 1: 2D. At the same time, the Yongnuo 35mm 1: 2 noise is not much stronger than compact ultrasonic motor у Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 35mm 1: 1.8G.

Auto focus on the lens average. Focusing time from infinity to MDF and vice versa is significantly longer than that of Nikon AF Nikkor 35mm 1: 2D and about the same as Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 35mm 1: 1.8G. I want to note that focus confidence with original lenses, significantly higher than with Yongnuo 35mm 1: 2.

When used on cameras Nikon D90 и Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro (with unpretentious Multi-CAM 1000 focusing system) and Nikon D700 (with advanced focusing system Multi-CAM 3500FX) the lens behaves well, rarely makes a mistake in focusing. With precision and clinging focus, I had no particular problems. On camera Nikon D90 I checked the presence of the back and focus front at different focusing distances (infinity and MDF as well). Pictures taken using the Live View mode (which does not suffer from back / front focus) were used as a measure. Focusing accuracy using phase sensors completely coincided with the Live View mode.

When focusing, the front lens group moves in the middle of the frame of the housing. I can’t say that the lens has internal focus. But when focusing the lens does not change its size, and the filter is wound on a fixed outer part of the frame of the housing. This type of focusing can also be found in Nikon 50 / 1.8G и Nikon 50 / 1.4G.

The focus ring is rubberized and in manual focus mode rotates approximately 110-120 degrees. When extreme positions are reached, the ring abuts. The focus distance scale rotates in the opposite direction of the focus ring rotation. Manual focus is quite convenient. During manual focusing, one can hear 'plastic rubbing against plastic', while the ring rotates smoothly and is quite pleasant. Direction of rotation of the focus ring opposite to the original Nikon Nikko lensesr.

There is a 'AF-MF' (auto focus / manual focus) mode switch on the lens body. Switch positions are swapped compared to the original Nikon DX 35 / 1.8G ('AF-MF' <-> 'M-M / A'). During autofocus, the focus ring remains stationary and can be freely rotated 360 degrees without affecting focus.

The lens has a window with a focus distance scale in meters and feet. The minimum focusing distance is 25 cm, and the maximum magnification ratio is 1: 4.3 (a good indicator for such a lens).

Other features:

  1. Yongnuo 35mm 1: 2 has no focus problems in Live View (tested on Nikon D90  и Nikon D700), but it focuses very slowly and uncertainly.
  2. The lens transmits the focus distance to the subject in the camera (analog Nikon D, Nikon G).
  3. Important: Yongnuo 35mm 1: 2 incorrectly indicates the focus distance to the subject. The camera always receives only distance values ​​equal to 38 cm or 45 cm. At the same time, I had no problems with measuring exposure with all the cameras on which the lens was tested, and there were no problems while working with the flash (I used the flash while shooting baptismflash S worked aperture-priority auto).
  4. Yongnuo 35mm 1: 2 has a slightly pronounced 'Focus Breathing' effect (changes in viewing angle during focusing). During focusing towards the MDF, the viewing angle decreases.
  5. Focusing is performed by simultaneously moving the entire lens block (all lenses) relative to the focal plane.
  6. Yongnuo 35mm 1: 2 does not have a hard stop (hard infinity mechanical stop) which allows you to accurately and quickly focus the lens to infinity under any external temperature conditions. For accurate aiming at infinity, you cannot just bring the focus ring to its extreme position.
  7. Focus shift (shift-focus) is missing.
  8. Important: Yongnuo 35mm 1: 2 is a third-party lens. It may happen that it will not work correctly with the new Nikon cameras, which will be presented after the announcement of this lens. Details on this issue are considered by me. here. Also, the lens may strangely lead with some other cameras (example).
  9. Important: in focus mode AF-C (continuous tracking mode) The Yongnuo 35mm 1: 2 lens sometimes did not bring the focus and focused at a considerable distance to the subject. This is not a front focus, but some specifics of the lens. I noticed this feature on all three cameras that tested the Yongnuo 35mm 1: 2. Pressing the focus activation button again causes the lens to focus accurately and continue to monitor the subject.
  10. Unknown compatibility with teleconverters.
  11. Unknown compatibility with FT-1 adapter for system cameras Nikon 1.

If you discard minor flaws, then the lens is focused with focus, and the well-thought-out housing design and the 'AF / MF' switch make the Yongnuo 35mm 1: 2 more convenient to handle than Nikon AF Nikkor 35mm 1: 2D.

Noble Carl Zeiss Planar 1,4 / 85 T * (Lens made in West Germany, C / Y) and the unpretentious YONGNUO 35mm f / 2 (YN35mm F2N)

Noble Carl Zeiss Planar 1,4 / 85 T * (Lens made in West Germany, C / Y) and unpretentious YONGNUO 35mm f / 2 (YN35mm F2N)

Image quality

Image quality is at a decent level. Not to paint for a long time: YONGNUO 35mm f / 2 is optically no worse than the original Nikon AF Nikkor 35mm 1: 2D.

YONGNUO 35mm f / 2 inferior Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 35mm 1: 1.8G by resolution, but wins by chromatic aberration.

Optical advantages and disadvantages are described in the results.

Below is a GIF animation of optical circuits Canon lens EF 35mm 1: 2 и Yongnuo Lens EF 35mm 1: 2 Yongnuo Lens Made In China. The same optical scheme is used for the lens from this review.

Optical schemes Canon lens EF 35mm 1: 2 and Yongnuo Lens EF 35mm 1: 2 Yongnuo Lens Made In China (the same scheme is used for the lens from this review)

GIF animation demonstrating optical schemes of lenses Canon lens EF 35mm 1: 2 и Yongnuo Lens EF 35mm 1: 2 Yongnuo Lens Made In China (the same scheme is used for the lens from this review)

Sample photos on Nikon D90

Photos in the gallery below are shown. without treatment... Some of the photos are converted from the original RAW files using the original Nikon ViewNX-i utility without additional adjustments, the other part is the original on-camera JPEG.

Download source files in format JPEG can at this link (114 files in the '.JPG' format, 735 MB). Small photo report on Nikon D90 and Yongnuo 35mm f / 2 (YN35mm F2N) can be seen here.

Sample Photos on the D700

Photos in the gallery below are shown. without treatment Conversion of source RAW files with the original Nikon ViewNX-i utility without additional adjustments.

You can download source files in RAW format (14-bit, lossless compression) at this link (48 files in the '.NEF' format, 681 MB).

Sample photos on Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro

Photos in the gallery below are shown. without treatment, source on-camera JPEG. Part of the photo was obtained using a polarizing filter Hoya 58mm PL-CIR.

Download source files in format JPEG can at this link (114 files in the '.JPG' format, 611 MB).

Sample photos from a small processing can look in my gallery at 500px.

YONGNUO 35mm f / 2 (YN35mm F2N)

YONGNUO 35mm f / 2 (YN35mm F2N)

The main differencesI'm between Nikon DX 35 / 1.8G and Yongnuo 35mm 1: 2

  1. Nikon DX 35 / 1.8G is a class lens Nikon DX (for cropped cameras), Yongnuo 35/2 is a class lens FX (for full-format cameras).
  2. Nikon DX 35 / 1.8G 1/4 foot lighter than Yongnuo 35/2. During real photography, the difference in aperture is not felt.
  3. Yongnuo 35/2 is a newer lens introduced 7 years after the release Nikon DX 35 / 1.8G.
  4. Nikon DX 35 / 1.8G 20 grams heavier than Yongnuo 35/2. Yongnuo 35/2 does not always come with an integrated hood.
  5. У Nikon DX 35 / 1.8G Yes rubber lens mount sealwhich makes the mount mounts dustproof and waterproof.
  6. Lenses use different focus motors. Yongnuo 35/2 uses a conventional micro motor, Nikon DX 35 / 1.8G uses a Nikon SWM ultrasonic motor.
  7. Nikon DX 35 / 1.8G has the ability to constantly manually control the focusM / A'. For manual focus, the Yongnuo 35/2 must be set to 'MF'.
  8. Different optical schemes. Nikon DX 35 / 1.8G uses a modern optical scheme, including one aspherical element, which allows to achieve better image, especially on open diaphragms.
  9. Nikon DX 35 / 1.8G worse for macro photography due to a more meager maximum magnification factor (1: 6.3 vs 1: 4.3).
  10. Yongnuo 35/2 has a window with a focus distance scale in meters and feet.
  11. Yongnuo 35/2 uses 58 mm diameter filters, Nikon DX 35 / 1.8G - 52 mm in diameter.
  12. Modern Nikon cameras can automatically correct some distortion of the Nikon 35 / 1.8G lens. With Yongnuo 35/2, some image enhancement functions will not be available, since this lens is not in the memory of modern cameras.
  13. New Nikon DX 35 / 1.8G It costs significantly more than the new Yongnuo 35/2.
YONGNUO 35mm f / 2 (YN35mm F2N)

YONGNUO 35mm f / 2 (YN35mm F2N)

The main differences between Nikon 35 / 2D and Yongnuo 35mm 1: 2

  1. Yongnuo 35/2 is a newer lens introduced 21 years after the release Nikon 35 / 2D.
  2. Nikon 35 / 2D about 20 grams heavier than Yongnuo 35/2.
  3. Lenses use different optical systems.
  4. For focusing, the Yongnuo 35/2 uses a built-in micro focus motor. Nikon 35 / 2D has inboard motor focusing and focusing due to the focusing motor built into the camera. This is one of the main functional differences between the lenses.
  5. Unlike Nikon 35 / 2D, during focusing, the Yongnuo 35/2 does not have an extension of the body rim (the trunk does not move out).
  6. Nikon 35 / 2D It has an aperture control ring, which Yongnuo 35/2 does not have.
  7. Yongnuo 35/2 does not have the depth of field scale and the infrared shift marks that the Nikon 35 / 2D.
  8. Yongnuo 35/2 uses 58 mm diameter filters, Nikon 35 / 2D - 52 mm in diameter.
  9. Optically, the lenses are close to each other.
  10. Modern Nikon cameras can automatically correct some lens distortion Nikon 35 / 2D. With Yongnuo 35/2, some image enhancement functions will not be available, since this lens is not in the memory of modern cameras.
  11. New Nikon 35 / 2D It costs a lot more than the new Yongnuo 35/2.
YONGNUO 35mm f / 2 (YN35mm F2N)

YONGNUO 35mm f / 2 (YN35mm F2N)

My experience

Many users asked me to prepare a Yongnuo 35mm 1: 2 review, so I bought a lens specifically for this purpose.

I think Yongnuo 35mm 1: 2 is an adequate alternative to the popular Nikon DX 35 / 1.8G and for old Nikon 35 / 2D... The only thing that confuses me about Yongnuo 35mm 1: 2 is the unknown about the quality spread between the models, as evidenced by completely different information on the network. If all the models sold are optically and mechanically close to the version from my review, then the Yongnuo 35mm 1: 2 should soon become a legendary / folk lens.

I liked Yongnuo 35mm 1: 2 so much that I I recommend it for purchase and use. Yongnuo 35mm 1: 2 has an excellent price / quality ratio.

I used this lens very actively for a month with different cameras, shot about 5.000 frames on it, while it withstood all the loads.

If there is a choice between Yongnuo 50mm 1: 1.8 and Yongnuo 35mm 1: 2, then I recommend the latter. The reasons for this recommendation: 35 mm on the crop can serve as a good staffer, with it it is much more convenient to carry out a diverse survey, it is devoid of some mechanical flaws that I met with the model Yongnuo 50mm 1: 1.8.

I am often asked about cheap wide-angle or standard / universal fix for crop, often the question concerns Soviet lenses of the brand WORLD. Now I will recommend saving up some money and decide on China-plastic-fiction.

For some users, I would even recommend replacing any standard whale lens class 18-55/3.5-5.6 to Yongnuo 35/2. The 35mm focal length is in the middle of the 18-55mm range, (18+55)/2=36.5. EGF The lens on Nikon DX cameras is 52.5 mm (fifty dollars), which is the classic standard focal length. Thus, Yongnuo 35mm 1: 2 can be an everyday prime lens for Nikon DX cameras (i.e. for crop).

YONGNUO 35mm 1: 2 (YN35mm F2N)

YONGNUO 35mm 1: 2 (YN35mm F2N)

Video review

A short video review is possible watch on my Youtube channeleither here:


Prices

Prices for the YONGNUO 35mm f / 2 (YN35mm F2N) lens at aliexpress.com can see and buy at this link.

On the aliexpress.com This lens is sold at the cheapest prices. In all other places, for example, in local stores of the countries of the former CIS, Yongnuo 35mm 1: 2 costs a little more.

YONGNUO 35mm f / 2 (YN35mm F2N)

YONGNUO 35mm f / 2 (YN35mm F2N)

Results

Yongnuo 35mm 1: 2 turned worthy copy... The price / quality ratio is high (this link is only $ 100). Of course, there are small flaws, but in general it is very attractive lens for amateur and novice enthusiasts.

Advantages

  1. very low cost (about 100 dollars)
  2. built-in focus motor, compatible with the younger line of Nikon DX cameras
  3. virtually internal focusing, no rotation of the focus ring during auto focus
  4. smooth rotation of the focus ring, convenient enough manual focus
  5. presence of a window with a focus distance scale
  6. good build quality: metal bayonet mount, rubberized focus ring, light weight, bayonet hood
  7. small MDF, good magnification factor for macro photography
  8. rounded seven-blade diaphragm
  9. no focus shift
  10. confident sharpness at F / 2.0 in the center of the frame
  11. good contrast, neutral color reproduction
  12. fairly round blur discs on F / 2-F / 2.8 apertures
  13. moderate distortion
  14. moderate chromatic aberration in the center of the frame
  15. low vignetting on Nikon DX cameras (crop)
  16. good lateral light resistance

Disadvantages

  1. low focus speed
  2. not always sure focus
  3. slight noise from the focus motor
  4. incorrect indication of the focusing distance (the lens always reports to the camera only one of the two 'hardcoded' values ​​about the distance to the subject)
  5. the survivability of this lens and the spread in quality are unknown
  6. lack of a hood in the delivery set (maybe not all sets are delivered without a hood)
  7. lack of constant manual focus control
  8. focus ring and distance scale have different directions of rotation (psychological discomfort)
  9. the direction of rotation of the focus ring is opposite to the original Nikon Nikkor lenses
  10. direction of 'AF / MF' switch opposite to original Nikon Nikkor lenses
  11. small effect of 'Focus Breathing' (changes in viewing angle during focusing)
  12. the lack of the depth of field and strange strips-trompe l'oeil that imitate it
  13. there may be incompatibility with some cameras and / or teleconverters (no exact data)
  14. low battery with some cameras turned off (e.g. D3000)
  15. blinking of the memory card access lamp with some cameras in the off state
  16. lack of data about the lens in modern cameras, which makes it difficult to automatically correct some types of distortion (distortionvignetting etc.)
  17. not enough round blur discs on F / 3.5-F / 19 apertures
  18. tangible vignetting on full-frame cameras and open apertures
  19. drop in sharpness at the edges and corners of the frame on full-frame cameras
  20. Poor backlighting due to specific glare (see examples)

Please ask all questions regarding the lens in the comments, I will definitely try to answer. Comments do not require any registration or any personal data.

UPDATED: review appeared Yongnuo 40mm 1: 2.8 (model YN40mm F2.8N).

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Comments: 517, on the topic: Review YONGNUO 35mm 1: 2 (YN35mm F2N)

  • B. R. P.

    Of course the Sigma-Tamrons with a different price tag. The person just asked about “an alternative to this Yong” and “excluding the Nikkorovskys”.

  • Firear

    Dear photographers, welcome! ✋
    And I ask for advice: a dilemma has arisen: to take this eye, or Nikon 35-70 f3.3-4.5? The price for both is the same. I have Nikon D 90.

    • B. R. P.

      Continuous dilemmas you have) Chinese fix or native, unremarkable standard “film” zoom? Why take something?

      • Firear

        Dilemmas as I am a beginner. Choices can be difficult at times. Therefore, I often come here, read, ask advice.
        For a full-length portrait, for example.

        • Trueash

          Take fix. You will lose a little in flexibility, you will benefit as a picture. 35 mm on the crop is the “golden mean” from which you can start. As you gain experience, determine for yourself which focal points are missing.

          • Firear

            Thank you. Also inclined more towards this decision. Intuition, apparently. 😊 By the way, good news: today the seller has lowered the price for him. We must take!

            • Trueash

              Well, even more so. Don't be confused by the fact that he is Chinese. Any lens has its weaknesses and features that must be taken into account.
              I'm not god knows what a guru, but so far I have come across as much as one frankly bad lens, and even then, I suspect, something is wrong inside.

              • Firear

                I am not so bad about Yongnuo, since I have a 50mm fixture from this manufacturer. And in principle, I'm happy with it. But I want wide horizons)) and a full-length portrait.

              • Arkady Shapoval

                Considering the number of comments to the Yongnuo 35/2, it has become a popular lens, as I predicted while reviewing a couple of years ago

              • Firear

                I agree, Arkady! 😉
                You are a straight profile sorcerer from the photo! 😁

  • Vadim

    Arkady Shapoval, hello. Can you please tell me if you have 50 1.8d worth buying yn 35mm f2n? Will he be able to show himself better? Thank you very much.

    • Arkady Shapoval

      I don't see much sense

      • Vadym

        Thanks. Will 50 1.4d be better than 1.8d on nikon d700?

  • Victoria

    Hello! I have Nikon D810. I use a 24-70 lens all the time. I would like something more aperture and to give a big "blur" on the background.
    I didn't work with fixes, so I want to try something from this line for a start.
    Tell me what is better to take for my task? I choose between:
    YONGNUO 50mm F1.8
    YONGNUO 50mm F1.4N
    YONGNUO 35mm F2

    Thank:)

    • Igor

      Well, they made fun ...

    • Igor

      Look Toward 50 1.4D Nikkor

    • Victor

      With such a set, taking these Chinese is a waste of money.

      Take something familiar, 85 1.8g on Avito, if you don't like it, sell it for the same money.

    • Arkady Shapoval

      nikon 85 / 1.8g, nikon 85 / 1.8d, yongnuo 100/2

      • Victoria

        I don’t want to eat 80-200.
        I choose exactly from 50 and 35 mm, therefore I asked and about the firm there was a specific question, maybe judging by the reviews of Arkady - there is something to be interested in)

      • Victoria

        Possibly Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f / 1.8G?
        just tended more to 35 and your review of it from Yongnuo really interested)

      • Victoria

        I tried on the recommendations of Nikkor 35 F2 and Nikkor 50 F1,8Gy. Both had front focus (what could be the reason?

        • Arkady Shapoval

          camera alignment features

          • Victoria

            And if she worked normally for many years from 24-70 and 80-200?

            • Arkady Shapoval

              it does not change anything

              • Victoria

                That is, you need to adjust the camera? and all lenses too?

            • Jury

              page 380 instructions - fine-tuning AF, read, do, usually helps.

              • Victoria

                Thank you very much!!!

    • Alexey

      You can make corrections in the camera.

      • Victoria

        Thank you!

    • Sergei

      Victoria, take a Nikkor 85 / 1.8 or 70-210 / 4 and you will be happy when shooting portraits.

  • Nicholas

    Please advise which will be preferable to Nikon 35mm f 2.0D or Yangnoy 35mm f2, Nikon D750 camera. Tasks different urban and natural landscapes, indoor photography, group portraits.

    • Pokemon

      None of the above.
      He was the owner of 35 / 2D and D750. There was a feeling that it is better to use Nikon G lenses on 24MP matrixes.

    • Pokemon

      Nikon has Nikkor 35 / 1.8G ED and 35 / 1.4G ED.
      Both are under the full frame just. Alternatively, you can try if Sigma ART 35 / 1.4 will work for you.
      35 / 2D has already been taken out of production or is in the process of being removed, because on the new Z mount it is not possible to use the D series in full force - the screwdriver does not work.
      And then not every D-series lens is suitable for modern 24MP sensors.
      35 / 2D lathers on the corners and edges and to get an adequate picture from it, you have to close the aperture more than 5.6. Better 7.1-9.0.
      For indoor and landscape photography and even street photography, 28mm or even 24mm may be needed.

      • Nicholas

        Thank you very much for your advice.

    • BB

      My copy of Yongnuo 35/2 on D750 AF behaves inadequately: sometimes it is normal, sometimes after successful focusing it slowly drives towards the MDF, sometimes it does not focus the first time. On the D7100, spontaneous 'trips' were not noticed. There is enough detail.
      But I like Nikkor 50 / 1.8G, AF speed is faster than 50 / 1.4G

      • Nicholas

        Thank you for your help.

      • Nicholas

        I would like to ask you, in terms of sharpness and drawing in terms of comparison, Nikon 50mm f1.4 G and Nikon 50mm f1.8 G how?

        • BB

          In my inexperienced glance, they are very close, 'head-on' they cannot compare hands (test shooting was made a long time ago, but there is no time to dig). Subjectively, without looking at the Exif, I won't say which of the fifty dollars a particular frame was shot on.
          50 / 1.4 annoys with its unhurried AF, so more often it gets dusty on the shelf

          • Nicholas

            Thanks again. Successful shots.

    • Sergei

      I had both Yongnuo and Nikon 35 / 2D on Nikon D810.

      Nikon is noticeably better in resolution and light transmission. Perhaps, as Radozhiva writes, Yong has a wide range in quality and I had a low-quality copy, but I quickly got rid of it, it is much worse. Perhaps, on the D750 it will not be so noticeable, there are fewer megapixels, but would we rather buy lenses for growth?

      Also look at Nikon 28 / 1.8G or Nikon 35 / 1.8G FX, they are used 20-30 sput. if there is a budget.

  • Victor

    A very underrated lens, actually. I used it on D7200, then I sold the camera and switched to Nikon Z6II. I tried the lens on it and was very pleasantly surprised. He draws very nicely. In terms of sharpness, as in my unprofessional opinion, it is not much inferior to the 24-70 f4, which comes with the camera. But it is very light and sometimes I use it for walking. So I really advise you to purchase for such ridiculous money.

    • Arkady Shapoval

      Well, it sells well and is actually a very popular model, both in crop and full frame.

  • Alexey

    I had a chance to own one for kenon and nikon. On the kenon it is surprisingly tenacious, there are almost no misses, much better than even one kenon fifty-kopeck piece. On Nikon, focusing is just a lottery, there is a sound of focusing, but in fact it is past. As mentioned above, you have to double-check on different objects. And this is at d800. I don't think it's a bad copy, because the yn 50 1.8 behaved the same way. Now I own my native 35 f2D, the focusing is perfect, but in my opinion it is inferior in terms of drawing. Blurring yn is more like the G series, while the D blur is rough, I would like it softer. Color, also more like yn, it feels like the micro-contrast is better and the glass itself is more colorful. But on the other hand, D is tenacious and already 2.0 everything gets into focus, when it was possible to get to yn only from 2.8. Now I wanted to buy YN again to indulge, but I see he continued ~ $ 115 on Ali, although a year ago it was still possible to buy for $ 85.

  • Arkady Shapoval

    It so happened that I had the opportunity to use all Yongnuo lenses. Added YouTube videos for all Yongnuo lenses (generations, lineups, etc.) https://youtu.be/AfQ76sAwIac

  • D300s

    Good on my Nikon D300s and Nikon D610. I shoot almost always on the open, f2.0 is definitely working, and on a full frame, and artistic). Everything is fine with a matrix resolution of 24 megapixels, with sharpness (including along the field / edges of the frame, distortions), with focusing (not the fastest truth, for example, tracking AF on it can fail). Behaves well in back. Optically better (clearer in picture and color rendition, oily bokeh) than the old 35mm f / 2D AF Nikkor screwdriver. Compared with YN 50mm 1: 1.8, so this 35th is also better, again sharper, more confident focusing, automatic WB and exposure without corrections and are stable.
    For myself, I consider it the best option, if necessary, to minimize the burden with a guaranteed result (weight, dimensions, one lens, foot zoom is allowed).
    Examples for full frame on a clear day with my presets, who is interested.

    • Arkady Shapoval

      Thanks for the photo

  • D300s

    +1

  • D300s

    +2

  • D300s

    +3

  • DanielMib

    I bought here Household appliances »Hobby and entertainment» Photo and video equipment »Accessories for photo and video commodity.rf / index.php? Cat = 198211 delivered free of charge

  • Still

    At the expense of good lateral stability, I strongly disagree. Perhaps this is specifically my sample, but here's what we have.

  • Still

    Light on the left

  • Still

    For comparison, the Sigma EX 30mm f1.4, both on the D7100, of course, did not change the settings.

    • Victor

      Thank you, eloquently.

  • D300s

    Strange, above is the photo with the child:
    in the photo "+1" and "+2" side light
    in the photo “+3” is back.

    I believe that the lenses fade at a certain angle of side / back illumination due to the internal construct. There may be some re-composition of the frame (changing the angle of the “unwanted” light entering the lens) + a hood will help.

    I have no problems with exposure on this 35th volume, the hood is always on it, even with it everything is quite compact.

    • Still

      Certainly certain

      • Still

        Of course, a certain angle influences this way, but I've decided to save myself from surprises, so I'll stay on the Sigma 30.

  • D300s

    And these are full frame shots.

    • Michael

      Perhaps that is why everything is fine. no reflections inside the camera body

  • Nikolay Dashkov

    What lens is the lens hood suitable for, for the YONGNUO 35mm f / 2 (YN35mm F2N)

  • Vladimir

    Good afternoon! Dear experts, please tell me about this lens ... I am an inexperienced photographer, now I use Nikon D5100 with 18-55 and 55-200, but I would like to try to work with a fix (to understand if I like it or not, is it worth trying to work with fixes and buy brand Nikon in the future). Which is better to choose - 35 mm or 50? Naturally, we are talking about YONGNUO ... just the difference in price is minimal, but I can't figure out which one should I buy ... Thanks in advance!

    • Victor

      Well, it's simple - 35 tries to be a versatile person, 50 more for portrait use (on a crop)

      And in my opinion, it is better not to cut, but immediately take a native one, even a used one, which will come out at a price like a new Jungnuo, if not cheaper.

      • Vladimir

        Thank you ... that means you need to take 35 ... and the price difference between Nikon and YN is 2.5-3 times ... not yet an option

        • Specialist

          Take the N.35 / 1,8DX, - autofocus without problems, sharp, with a pattern. On the secondary housing about 8t.r.

        • Victor

          Yn 35 is the cheapest on Ali - from 5 sput (used on Avito - the same), nikkor in perfect condition in the same place on Avito - from 8 sp. 2.5 ... 3 times as it does not pull, but it's up to you, of course)))

          • Vladimir

            I live in Ukraine, so there is no access to Avito, but our portal of ads used YN35 - 4 tr. at the rate, and N35 - from 10, that's why I want to try the Chinese fix - maybe I won't like it at all ... I repeat - I'm just starting to take pictures, and it seems like I don't want to invest especially large sums yet

  • Stas

    Why sharpen pictures with +9, this is the maximum in the camera? This is a lie. Sharp on the triplet should be, then it will be seen what sharpness the lens gives

  • Azake

    I recently got one for less than 6 thousand rubles, but after evaluating the test photos, they seemed to me on the largest hole extremely blurry or soft. here in the review everything looks decent. I also tested the miracle of the china industry for kenon, and he immediately showed his inability to focus on points. deep back focus everywhere.

  • Gennady

    I have been using this lens for over two years now on Nikon D90 and D5600 cameras. From the first days of purchase, the lens became a standard lens for me by dropping it onto the shelf Nikkor 35mm 1.8G DX. I photograph almost everything in Chinese, from mushrooms in the forest to landscapes. But, there are problems with autofocus. Misses sometimes happen even in good daylight. I don’t know what could be the reason?

    • Arkady Shapoval

      In Chinese firmware

  • Vladimir

    Tell me, how to cover aperture more than 35 on a yongnuo 2.0 mm F16 Nikon lens? on a NIKON D3100 camera?

    • Arkady Shapoval

      Try changing the exposure step from 1/3 to 1/2 (I don't remember if this is possible in the d3100). If it doesn't help, no way. Light fixes usually rarely have a limit of F / 22-F / 32 and are limited to F / 16

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