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 [DF, FULL FRAME] и Sony E[DA,APS-C]:

  1. yongnuo 11 mm 1:1.8 DA DSM WL S [announcement]
  2. yongnuo 16 mm 1:1.8 DA DSM S [announcement]
  3. yongnuo 35 mm 1: 2 DF DSM S [review]
  4. yongnuo 50 mm 1: 1.8 DF DSM S [announce]
  5. yongnuo 50 mm 1:1.8 DA DSM S [overview]
  6. yongnuo 85 mm 1: 1.8 DF DSM S [review]
  7. yongnuo 85 mm 1:1.8 DF DSM S II [announcement]

Bayonet mount Canon RF (mirrorless full frame):

  1. yongnuo 35 mm 1: 2 DF DSM R [review]
  2. yongnuo 35 mm 1:2 CR [announcement]
  3. yongnuo 50 mm 1:1.8 DF DSM R [to be announced]
  4. yongnuo 85 mm 1:1.8 DF DSM R (two subversions with different names) [review]

Bayonet mount Nikon Z [DF, FULL FRAME + DA,APS-C]::

  1. yongnuo 11 mm 1:1.8 DA DSM WL Z [announcement]
  2. yongnuo 33 mm 1:1.4 DA DSM WL Z PRO [announcement]
  3. yongnuo 35 mm 1:2 DF DSM Z [announcement]
  4. yongnuo 50 mm 1:1.8 DF DSM Z [announcement]
  5. yongnuo 50 mm 1:1.8 DA DSM Z [review]
  6. yongnuo 56 mm 1:1.4 DA DSM WL PRO [announcement]
  7. yongnuo 85 mm 1:1.8 DF DSM Z [announcement]

Bayonet mount fujifilm x [DA,APS-C]:

  1. yongnuo 11 mm 1:1.8 DA DSM WL X [announcement]
  2. yongnuo 50 mm 1:1.8 DA DSM X Pro [Announcement]
  3. yongnuo 50 mm 1:1.8 DA DSM X [announcement + overview]

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]
  4. yongnuo 12-35 mm 1:2.8-4 STM ASPH MACRO [announcement]

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 [review N]
  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 [review N]
  9. yongnuo 85 mm 1: 1.8 [review]
  10. yongnuo 100 mm 1: 2 [overview]

Cameras:

  1. Yongnuo YN433 (2023, Micro 4/3, 20 MP, 4K)
  2. Yongnuo YN455 (2021, Micro 4/3, 20 MP, 4K)
  3. Yongnuo YN450/450M (2019, Micro 4/3 -> Canon EF, 16 MP, 4K)

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 Pass 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 SB-900 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: 525, on the topic: Review YONGNUO 35mm 1: 2 (YN35mm F2N)

  • Artem

    With my Yongnuo 35 and 50 mm under Nikon, with a slight shaking, something slightly pounds inside. Is it like that for everyone?
    Both also have a small front focus on all cameras

    • B. R. P.

      I think, over time, everyone starts, who didn’t have it right away.

  • Diana

    Please tell me it will fit on Nikon D7000?

  • Alex

    On my Yongnuo 35mm 1:2 with Nikon D5500 I constantly get front focus. In Live View mode everything is fine. There are no focus misses on the Nikon 18-55/3.5-5.6 and 70-210/4-5.6 kit lenses. Maybe I'm doing something fundamentally wrong, what should I check?

  • Alex

    I noticed that at close distances up to about a meter or so it focuses without problems, but at greater distances autofocus misses begin.
    And yes, I confirm, as already written here in the comments, it may not focus at all, but only “buzz” with the motor and a squeak + AF indicator in the viewfinder to signal “successful” focusing. This is the only time I caught this and I don’t consider it a problem. Turning the camera off/on is treated. This is immediately visible even before you press the shutter, but you can see the mistake only after taking the picture when you enlarge it and look at it carefully.
    I consider these annoying errors to be the biggest drawback of this lens. To know in advance, it would be better to pay extra for the original 35mm or 50mm 1,8 AF-S DX.

    • Cat

      So I think it’s better to save some money and invest it in a more expensive, but definitely reliable lens.
      And buying this Chinese product is a dubious investment.
      Nerves and defective photographs are not worth the 4-8 thousand rubles saved, really.

      I draw these conclusions because I was convinced through bitter experience. I bought myself a 70-300 Tamron because I was itching to get a TV camera for myself. The reviews are normal, people work with it, well, I think I’ll buy it.
      What's the result? The telephoto is purely for shooting static cityscapes from above, or for photographs on a fine, sunny day. It is almost never possible to photograph birds properly, unless they are slow-moving jackdaws or pigeons. To photograph tits you need to try very hard, out of 10 frames 9 are defective.
      I could have paid another 10 thousand and taken a Nikon telephoto camera, but I wanted to save money and I rushed with the purchase, taking it the very next day after I purchased the camera.
      As a result, I have a highly specialized telephoto camera for shooting buildings and well-lit landscapes.
      Although sometimes you manage to get an interesting picture, of course.

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