Review Yongnuo Lens EF 35mm 1: 2 (YN35mm F2)

Yongnuo Lens EF 35mm 1: 2 (YN35mm F2)

Yongnuo Lens EF 35mm 1: 2 (YN35mm F2)


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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 Canon EOS 300D
  11. Sample Photos on Canon EOS 5D
  12. Sample photos with processing
  13. Differences from Canon Lens EF 35mm 1: 2
  14. My experience
  15. Video review
  16. Lens prices
  17. Results
  18. User Comments
  19. Add your review or question on the lens

It's important: Please note that Yongnuo 35mm 1: 2 lenses, in versions for Nikon and Canon cameras, look 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. Version YONGNUO 35mm 1: 2 (YN35mm F2N) for Nikon cameras copies the design of the case Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm 1: 1.8G SWM AsphericalVersion Yongnuo Lens EF 35mm 1: 2 (YN35mm F2) for Canon EOS cameras copies the design of the case Canon Lens EF 50mm 1: 1.8 II.

Yongnuo Lens EF 35mm 1: 2 (YN35mm F2)

Yongnuo Lens EF 35mm 1: 2 (YN35mm F2)

In short

Yongnuo Lens EF 35mm 1: 2 is a fast fixed lens from the Chinese manufacturer Yongnuo Digital. On full-frame cameras, 35mm focal length is transitional from wide-angle to standard. This focal length is very popular on both full and cropped cameras. On a full frame 35mm is a moderate wide-angle lens and on a 35mm crop it is a standard lens.

Yongnuo Lens EF 35mm 1: 2 copied case design Canon Lens EF 50mm 1: 1.8 II and optical properties Canon lens EF 35mm 1: 2.

In general, the lens is not bad.

Yongnuo Lens EF 35mm 1: 2 can serve as a replacement old Canon lens EF 35mm 1: 2 or not really cheap Canon Lens EF 35mm 1: 2 IS USM.

First of all, users of budget crop cameras benefited from the appearance of the Yongnuo Lens EF 35mm 1: 2 Canon APS-C, for which there was no available standard fast prime lens. Canon Lens EF-S 24mm 1: 2.8 STM and Canon Macro Lens EF-S 35mm 1: 2.8 IS STM are too expensive, and with aperture they don’t have much.

On Canon cameras with a sensor APS-C EGF Yongnuo Lens EF 35mm 1:2 will be 56mm, which is the normal (i.e. standard) focal length for stock prime lenses.

Yongnuo Lens EF 35mm 1: 2 (YN35mm F2)

Yongnuo Lens EF 35mm 1: 2 (YN35mm F2)

History

Yongnuo Lens EF 35mm 1: 2 (Model YN35mm F2) was introduced April 21 2015 years. In a sense, Yongnuo Lens EF 35mm 1: 2 is a copy Canon lens EF 35mm 1: 2which was introduced back in October 1990 of the year. Most likely the 25-year period indicates that the output of Yongnuo Lens EF 35mm 1: 2 was associated with the expiration of the patent on Canon lens EF 35mm 1: 2.

Almost a year and a half after the announcement of the Yongnuo Lens EF 35mm 1: 2 (YN35mm F2 for Canon EOS cameras) the version for Nikon was released - Yongnuo 35mm 1: 2 (model YN35mm F2N) that was submitted 1 September 2016 years.

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

Yongnuo Digital lenses copy the optical layouts of old lenses Canon EOS Usually, the version for Canon comes out first, and after a while - for Nikon (but not always). For other popular systems (Pentax, Sony, Sigma, Micro 4/3), Yongnuo does not produce lenses.

Yongnuo Lens EF 35mm 1: 2 (YN35mm F2)

Yongnuo Lens EF 35mm 1: 2 (YN35mm F2)

Alternatives and price comparisons

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

  1. approximately at 2 times cheaper Canon lens EF 35mm 1: 2 (170 USD vs 80 USD per second lenses)
  2. approximately at 6.5 times cheaper Canon Lens EF 35mm 1: 2 IS USM (550 USD vs 85 USD for new lenses)
  3. approximately at 14.1 times cheaper Canon LENS EF 35mm 1: 1.4L USM (1200 USD vs 85 USD for new lenses)
  4. approximately at 20 times cheaper Canon LENS EF 35mm 1: 1.4L II USM (1700 USD vs 85 USD for new lenses)
  5. approximately at 4.1 times cheaper Canon Macro Lens EF-S 35mm 1: 2.8 IS STM (350 USD vs 85 USD for new lenses)
  6. approximately at 2.11 times cheaper Canon Lens EF 40mm 1: 2.8 STM (180 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 2.5 times cheaper Sigma 30mm 1: 1.4 EX DC (200 USD vs 80 USD per second lenses)
  11. approximately at 2.5 times cheaper Sigma af 30mm f / 1.4 EX DC HSM (200 USD vs 80 USD per second lenses)
  12. many times cheaper Sigma 40mm 1: 1.4 DG HSM | A
  13. approximately at 3 times cheaper Tokina MACRO 35 F2.8DX AT-X PRO (230 USD vs 80 USD per second lenses)
  14. many times cheaper Yongnuo Lens 35mm 1: 1.4

As a result, the new Yongnuo Lens EF 35mm 1: 2 is cheaper than even the cheapest version from Canon in a used state. I indicated prices based on average current value in online stores. Unfortunately, the second-hand Yongnuo Lens EF 35mm 1: 2 only sells a little cheaper than the new one, because for the 'used' option I indicated a price equal to $ 80 (I sold this lens for about so much after creating its review).

Yongnuo Lens EF 35mm 1: 2 (YN35mm F2)

Yongnuo Lens EF 35mm 1: 2 (YN35mm F2)


All Yongnuo Lenses

Bayonet mount Sony FE [DF, FULL FRAME] и Sony E [DA, APS-C]:

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

Bayonet mount Nikon Z (mirrorless full frame):

  1. yongnuo 35 mm 1:2 DF DSM Z [announcement]
  2. yongnuo 50 mm 1:1.8 DF DSM Z [announcement]
  3. 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]
  4. yongnuo 12-35 mm 1:2.8-4 STM ASPH MACRO [pending 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 [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 [overview]

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 Lens EF 35mm 1: 2 (YN35mm F2)

Yongnuo Lens EF 35mm 1: 2 (YN35mm F2)

Main technical characteristics of Yongnuo Lens EF 35mm 1: 2

Review Instance Name Near the front lens: Yongnuo Lens EF 35mm 1: 2 Yongnuo Lens Made In China. On the case of Yongnuo Digital 35mm ❀0.25m / 0.8ft). On the box: YOUNGNUO DIGITAL Wide-angle prime lens YN35mm F2
Basic properties
  • The lens uses a Canon mount EF (Eelectro-Focus) - primarily designed for Canon EOS full-frame cameras. Suitable for Canon EF and EF-S mount cameras.
  • The lens uses a micro motor for auto focus and is a counterpart to Canon MM (Micro Motor)
  • AF / MF (Auto Focus - Mannual Focus) - the lens is equipped with a focus mode switch
  • Multi-enlightened optics (type and quality of enlightenment unknown)
  • Gold-plated microprocessor contact plate (gold is not confirmed there)
  • Metal mount
  • Light weight, size and cost
  • Important: a lens from a third-party manufacturer, which imposes some restrictions on its practical use
Front Filter Diameter 52 mm, plastic thread for filters
Focal length 35 mm

Zoom ratio 1 X (this is a fixed lens, it does not have a zoom)
Designed by for full-length digital cameras Canon EOSAt the same time, the lens fits for all Canon EOS SLR cameras
Number of aperture blades 7 rounded petals
Tags bayonet mount mark, '0.25m / 0.8ft' lettering next to the flower image
Diaphragm F / 2 to F / 22
MDF 0.25 m, maximum magnification ratio 1: 4.3
The weight 155 g
Optical design 7 elements in 5 groups. The lens does not use special optical elements in its optical design.

Optical design of Yongnuo 35 f2 EFThe optical design is reminiscent of Yongnuo 35mm 1: 2

Lens hood There is no hood in the scope of delivery or in the instructions. Most likely, you can use any universal hood that can be screwed into the threads of the front filter.
Manufacturer country Lens Made In China, China
Period April 21, 2015 to the present
Instructions View my scan
Price

Yongnuo Lens EF 35mm 1: 2 Yongnuo Lens Made In China (YN35mm F2, for Canon EOS) copied / upgraded the optical scheme of the original Canon lens EF 35mm 1: 2, and the design of the case took Yongnuo Lens EF 50mm 1: 1.8which, in turn, is a copy of the original Canon Lens EF 50mm 1: 1.8 II. As a result, the lens from this review is a mixture Canon 50 / 1.8 II с Canon 35 / 2.

Yongnuo Lens EF 35mm 1: 2 (YN35mm F2)

Yongnuo Lens EF 35mm 1: 2 (YN35mm F2)

Assembly

In a small box, together with the Yongnuo Lens EF 35mm 1: 2, there is a coupon with the date of manufacture, instructions in Chinese and English, and the lens itself with front and back covers. The box is made in the colors typical of Nikon Nikkor golden boxes.

The Yongnuo Lens EF 35mm 1: 2 is the only lens from Yongnuo Digital with a country of origin. On the rim of the case there is a not at all hidden inscription 'Yongnuo Lens Made In China', which, most likely, is a copy-reference to the original inscription 'Canon Lens Made In Japan' Canon lens EF 35mm 1: 2. On all other lenses from Yongnuo Digital there is no information about the country of the manufacturer.

Please note that the Yongnuo Lens EF 35mm 1: 2 is not equipped with a lens hood, and there is no mention of the lens hood in the lens manual. Most likely, with the lens it will be possible to use any universal hood, which is installed in the thread of the front filter.

Yongnuo Lens EF 35mm 1: 2 made of plastics, which made the lens very light, while the Yongnuo Lens EF 35mm 1: 2 uses a metal mount. Unfortunately, the focus ring and the retractable front of the frame (trunk) have a small backlash. Over time, the inscriptions, made in white paint, begin to climb around.

Yongnuo Lens EF 35mm 1: 2 is one of the lightest autofocus lenses, weighing only 155 grams. The diameter of the front filter has a very popular size and is 52 mm. While working with a polarizing filter, I was a little worried if the trunk of the lens would fall off from the forces of rotation of the polarizer.

Focus ring Yongnuo Lens EF 35mm 1: 2 rubberized (for Canon lens EF 35mm 1: 2 plastic). Unfortunately, the Yongnuo Lens EF 35mm 1: 2 does not have useful focus distance marks, DOF scales, or tags for working in the infrared spectrum. There is only one single red dot for connecting the lens to the camera.

I note that Yongnuo 35mm 1: 2 (for Nikon cameras) is better manufactured than the Yongnuo Lens EF 35mm 1: 2 (for Canon cameras). Unlike the version for Canon cameras, it has virtually internal focusing, a window with a focusing distance, a depth of field scale, a more thoughtful focusing ring and can use a bayonet-type hood.

Yongnuo Lens EF 35mm 1: 2 (YN35mm F2)

Yongnuo Lens EF 35mm 1: 2 (YN35mm F2)

Focusing

For focusing Yongnuo Lens EF 35mm 1: 2 uses micro motor and is an analog of Canon MM (Micro Motor). Auto Focus will work with any Canon EOS SLR camera.

Auto focus quite noisy. Focus speed average (closer to low), slightly lower than the original lens Canon lens EF 35mm 1: 2.

I worked with a lens on a Canon Digital Rebel camera (aka Canon EOS 300D Digital, aka Canon EOS Kiss Digital) with very simple 7-point focusing system) Focusing low, lens tends to make focus mistakes sometimes. Accuracy and tenacity practically does not depend on the use of a cross-shaped focus point or linear.

The lens has an AF \ MF focus mode switch. Be sure to switch it to the MF position during manual focus. If this is not done, then the auto focus mechanism may be damaged. In AF mode, the focus ring is not locked, but continues to rotate due to the power of the micro motor, while it cannot be touched.

In manual focus mode, the focus ring rotates approximately 70 degrees. Rubber focus ring.

Lens does not have internal focus, during focusing, the frame of the body ('trunk') moves forward about half a centimeter, while the front lens does not rotate. It is possible to use various filters without any problems.

The minimum focusing distance is only 25 cm, while you can get the maximum magnification for macro photography of 1: 4.3, which is not bad for such a lens.

Other features:

  1. Yongnuo Lens EF 35mm 1: 2 does not have a hard stop (hard infinity mechanical stop) that 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.
  2. Focus shift (shift-focus) is missing.
  3. Yongnuo Lens EF 35mm 1: 2 has a small 'Focus Breathing' effect (changing the viewing angle during focusing). During focusing towards the MDF, the viewing angle decreases.
  4. Unknown compatibility with teleconverters. A
  5. The direction of the 'AF-MF' switch and the direction of the focus ring are the same as the original Canon lens EF 35mm 1: 2.
  6. Focusing is performed by simultaneously moving the entire lens block (all lenses) relative to the focal plane.

Important: Yongnuo Lens EF 35mm 1: 2 - a lens from a third-party manufacturer. It may happen that it will not work correctly with some Canon cameras. Known Issues:

  1. on Canon EOS DIGITAL cameras 450D (aka Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi, aka Canon EOS Kiss X2 is one of the first cameras with Live View) and Canon 600D this lens does not focus correctly, either focuses very, very long, or focuses inaccurately in Live View mode.
  2. the lens sometimes continues to focus (drives the lens all the way, i.e., to the MDF or to infinity) after the focus activation button has been depressed (usually by half-pressing the shutter button). This happens if the lens is not focused accurately enough (the lens somehow continues to focus when the focus button has already been released). Not everyone will notice this feature and it does not particularly interfere with comfortable work with the lens.
  3. perhaps with other cameras there may be other unpleasant features.
Yongnuo Lens EF 35mm 1: 2 (YN35mm F2)

Yongnuo Lens EF 35mm 1: 2 (YN35mm F2)

Image quality

Yongnuo Lens EF 35mm 1: 2 uses an aperture with 7 rounded blades. The formed hole is much rounder than that of the 5 blade Canon lens EF 35mm 1: 2. With such a diaphragm you can get 14 ray stars from bright light sources.

On F / 2.0, in the center of the frame, the sharpness is acceptable, but it drops significantly to the corners and edges of the frame, even on cropped cameras. At F / 2.8, there is a noticeable increase in sharpness over the entire field of the frame. The best sharpness is achieved at F / 8-F / 10. The frame angles on full-format cameras remain quite weak even at F / 8-F / 10.

Vignetting and distortion are moderate and do not cause any particular complaints. On cropped Canon APS-C cameras, vignetting doesn't bother even at F / 2.0.

At the edges and corners of the image, a strong increase in chromatic aberration was noticed. In the center of the frame chromatic aberration normal.

In general, the quality of the image does not surprise anything special and is comparable to a rather old original Canon lens EF 35mm 1: 2.

Yongnuo Lens EF 35mm 1: 2 (YN35mm F2)

Yongnuo Lens EF 35mm 1: 2 (YN35mm F2)

Sample photos on the Canon 300D

The photos in the gallery below are shown without processing, on camera JPEG from a Canon Digital Rebel camera (aka Canon EOS 300D Digital, aka Kiss Digital).

You can download the original 'jpeg' photos at this link (74 files, 170 MB).

Yongnuo Lens EF 35mm 1: 2 (YN35mm F2)

Yongnuo Lens EF 35mm 1: 2 (YN35mm F2)

Sample Photos on Canon EOS 5D

Photos from a full-format Canon EOS 5D camera were provided by Viktor Semenishin - look for him on Instagram viktor_sem_phot.

Yongnuo Lens EF 35mm 1: 2 (YN35mm F2)

Yongnuo Lens EF 35mm 1: 2 (YN35mm F2)

Sample photos with processing

You can see examples of photos with a little processing in my gallery at 500px.

Yongnuo Lens EF 35mm 1: 2 (YN35mm F2)

Whale Lens Dimensions Canon Zoom Lens EF-S 18-55mm 1: 3.5-5.6 II and Yongnuo Lens EF 35mm 1: 2 (YN35mm F2)

The main differencesI'm between Canon Lens EF 35mm 1: 2 and Yongnuo Lens EF 35mm 1: 2

It's no secret that Yongnuo Lens EF 35mm 1: 2 (YN35mm F2) was copied с Canon lens EF 35mm 1: 2. But there are slight differences between the lenses:

  1. Yongnuo Lens EF 35mm 1: 2 in production since 2015 and is a newer lens. Canon lens EF 35mm 1: 2 available since 1990 and is an older lens. Lens Canon lens EF 35mm 1: 2 they’re no longer releasing and it’s getting harder to buy it new.
  2. All Yongnuo Lens EF 35mm 1: 2 lenses are available in China. All lenses Canon lens EF 35mm 1: 2 produced in Japan.
  3. Yongnuo Lens EF 35mm 1: 2 weighs 55 grams less than Canon lens EF 35mm 1: 2.
  4. Yongnuo Lens EF 35mm 1: 2 uses the device aperture with 7 rounded petals, while Canon lens EF 35mm 1: 2 uses only 5 straight petals, which negatively affects the circles of confusion.
  5. The new Yongnuo Lens EF 35mm 1: 2 costs about 2 times cheaper than used Canon lens EF 35mm 1: 2.
  6. Some modern Canon cameras can automatically correct some lens distortions. Canon lens EF 35mm 1: 2. With Yongnuo Lens EF 35mm 1: 2, some image enhancement functions will not be available, since this lens is not in the memory of modern cameras.
  7. Lenses have a different body design. First of all, different placement of the focus ring. Many other little things are also different.
  8. У Canon lens EF 35mm 1: 2 there is a window with a focus distance scale, as well as a depth of field scale and a label for working in the infrared spectrum. Yongnuo Lens EF 35mm 1: 2 does not have all these useful things.
  9. Canon lens EF 35mm 1: 2 focuses faster.
  10. In optical performance, the lenses are close to each other.
  11. Yongnuo Lens EF 35mm 1: 2 has a lot more features and problems with some specific cameras (for example, focus problems in Live View, etc.)
Yongnuo Lens EF 35mm 1: 2 (YN35mm F2)

The sizes of the lenses Yongnuo Lens EF 35mm 1: 2 (YN35mm F2) and Canon Zoom Lens EF-S 18-55mm 1: 3.5-5.6 II

My experience

I spent a couple of months with Yongnuo Lens EF 35mm 1: 2 and shot about ten thousand frames on it. I did not find any special problems with the lens, I got used to some features within a few hours.

Yongnuo Lens EF 35mm 1: 2 has one indisputable advantage - good price / quality ratio. I would highly recommend the Yongnuo Lens EF 35mm 1: 2 in addition to any regular dark zoom lens.

Yongnuo has introduced two excellent solutions to the world of camera enthusiasts taking pictures with Canon cameras: Yongnuo Lens EF 50mm 1: 1.8 and Yongnuo Lens EF 35mm 1: 2. These focal lengths are very popular with prime lenses. Often "fifty" and "thirty-five" are recommended as the first high-aperture fixes for amateur photographers who want to join the world of high-aperture optics.

I was delighted with Yongnuo 35mm 1: 2 (model YN35mm F2N for Nikon cameras). The Canon version is a little worse, but still of great interest to amateur photographers.

Yongnuo Lens EF 35mm 1: 2 (YN35mm F2)

Yongnuo Lens EF 35mm 1: 2 (YN35mm F2) on a Canon Digital Rebel camera (aka Canon EOS 300D Digital, aka Kiss Digital)

Video review

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


Prices

Prices for the Yongnuo Lens EF 35mm 1: 2 lens (YN35mm F2 for Canon EOS) 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 Lens EF 35mm 1: 2 (YN35mm F2)

Yongnuo Lens EF 35mm 1: 2 (YN35mm F2) on a Canon Digital Rebel camera (aka Canon EOS 300D Digital, aka Kiss Digital)

Results

Value for money Yongnuo EF 35mm 1: 2 is at a good level. There are certain drawbacks to the lens, but overall it’s attractive lens for amateur and novice enthusiasts. At some points, the Yongnuo EF 35mm 1: 2 is even better than the original old man Canon lens EF 35mm 1: 2.

Advantages

  1. very low cost (about 100 dollars)
  2. metal mount, rubberized focus ring, light weight
  3. small MDF, good magnification factor for macro photography
  4. seven-petal diaphragm with rounded petals
  5. no focus shift
  6. confident sharpness at F / 2.0 in the center of the frame
  7. good contrast (most likely due to normal / good enlightenment), neutral color rendering
  8. fairly round blur discs on F / 2-F / 2.8 apertures
  9. moderate distortion
  10. moderate chromatic aberration in the center of the frame
  11. low vignetting on Canon APS-C cameras (crop)
  12. normal lateral light resistance

Disadvantages

  1. low focus speed
  2. frequent focusing errors and poor focus tenacity (most likely only with some cameras)
  3. serious focus problems in live view with some cameras
  4. noise from the focus motor
  5. lack of internal focus
  6. rotation of the focus ring during auto focus
  7. lack of constant manual focus control
  8. small stroke of the focus ring, lack of a scale of focusing distances and other useful marks
  9. the survivability of this lens and the variation in quality are unknown (the version for Nikon was optically better)
  10. slight backlash of the focus ring and the trunk of the lens
  11. lack of a hood in the delivery set (maybe not all sets are delivered without a hood), a non-bayonet type hood
  12. small effect of 'Focus Breathing' (changes in viewing angle during focusing)
  13. non circular blur discs on f / 3.5-f / 22 apertures
  14. tangible vignetting on full-format cameras and open apertures
  15. noticeable drop in sharpness at the edges and corners of the frame on full-size cameras
  16. strong chromatic aberration at the corners and edges of the frame
  17. uncertain backlighting due to specific glare
  18. there may be incompatibility with some cameras and / or teleconverters (for example, the lens will not work correctly with Dual Pixel technology, compatibility with the adapter is unknown Canon mount adapter EF - EOS M)
  19. lack of data about the lens in modern cameras, which makes it difficult to automatically correct some types of distortion (distortion, vignetting etc.)

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.

UPDATE: review appeared Yongnuo Lens 100mm 1: 2 (Model YN100mm F2).

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Comments: 175, on the topic: Review of Yongnuo Lens EF 35mm 1: 2 (YN35mm F2)

  • Peter Sh.

    Nutcracker under the Christmas tree:

    610_5683_adj

  • Peter Sh.

    Just a bump:

    610_5785_adj

    • Alexey Shch

      Give yourself a tripod for NG))

  • Eugene

    Hello. How bad is the focus with the 450D? I have such a camera, and I'm in difficulty

    • fyodor.e

      I have this glass on 5dm2 and work on 450d with a bang. Cool lens

    • Vladimir Solovyov

      I am also fine (medium or slightly lower, not super fast of course) with a focus on
      different canons (5dm2, 600d, 450d) bought a lens somewhere in 2018. But he noted a drawback: at temperatures around zero and in the cold, the motor freezes. it focuses very slowly, and it’s a pity to torment the lens and camera, therefore I shoot with it only indoors or in the warm season. Perhaps someone knows how to deal with this (maybe just the lubrication is wrong?)

  • anonym

    Good evening!
    Tell me, which hood is suitable for it?

    • Arkady Shapoval

      Most likely, you can use any universal hood that can be screwed into the thread of the front filter, under a diameter of 52 mm, preferably rubber, which can change length so that there is no vignette.

      • Maksim

        I would like to take it under the mount, so that it would be possible to wind the light filter.

    • Vladimir Solovyov

      Some Chinese on Ali sell immediately with a hood in the kit, it is screwed into the front thread under the filters. I bought myself one, it performs the functions, although for my taste it would have been better if it had a bayonet type, like the EF 50mm 1,8STM.

  • Sergey Karpukhin

    And how will the Yongnuo EF 35/2 lens behave in comparison with the Mir-24M 35/2 manual lens on the Canon APS-C. Maybe someone tried both lenses? If so, it would be nice to have examples of photos in equal conditions.

    • Basil

      I often heard that Mir-24M 35/2 is bad even in comparison with the Soviet fifty dollars. The conclusion is obvious.
      I used to think that I would buy it on film. But then I realized that it’s better to save it on some kind of nikon or cz

  • Vyacheslav

    I bought this lens, but it does not focus on all points, you need to choose only one. Is this normal or not?

    • Valentine

      Should work. What camera? What mode of the AF zone is selected (except for single-point, for example, automatic, dynamic, 3d, etc.)? What focus mode mode is selected (af-a, af-s, af-c, mf)?

  • Ruslan

    Thanks for the review.

    Good lens. In my opinion, indispensable for beginners and enthusiasts (like me).

    https://500px.com/rukeba/galleries/yongnuo-lens-ef-35mm-1-2

  • Vladimir Solovyov

    Arkady, I saw in your review a note that the lens from the review does not work correctly with the Canon EOS 450D and 600D. But apparently I somehow overlooked this moment and bought myself this miracle.
    I have been using the lens for more than half a year, shooting it on both the 600D and the 450D - everything seemed to work, I did not reveal any serious problems (except for the little thing that sometimes the autofocus ran all the way and froze). Maybe I was just lucky with a specific piece of glass?

    • Arkady Shapoval

      Yes, maybe the lens has already updated firmware. Thanks for the comment.

  • Dmitry Filippov

    I am using this lens (Yongnuo Lens EF 35mm) on a Canon 1100d. Compared to whales, it's just heaven and earth in terms of sharpness and contrast, as well as bokeh when shooting portraits. And since 35 mm is my most frequently used focal length, after a couple of weeks of using this lens, the whale lens “took out of service” and put it on the far shelf. There is, of course, a slight blur at the edges of the frame at a wide aperture, but almost imperceptible and absolutely not critical. Many thanks to the author for this review, which helped me make a good choice!

  • mos6502

    Hello, I’m thinking of buying a canon 200d. The review says that it works incorrectly with DualPixel, what does this mean?

    • Arkady Shapoval

      it may happen that the lens will scour and will not focus on sharpness. But there seems to be no problem in the last games. I won’t tell you exactly.

      • mos6502

        Thanks for the answer, thanks for the site.

    • Ivan

      Hello. How did the lens on the canon 200d take root? I have the same camera and am also thinking about buying such a lens.

  • Oksana

    Hello. This was my first purchase on Ali. For a long time I looked closely at him.
    I just have a Canon 600D. When checking, I see blurry pictures even in auto modes. AF is on. Tell me, maybe you need some kind of firmware? Where can I get it?

  • Alexander

    Hello everyone. I have such a problem. sony a7m2 cameras + adapter for sigma ms-11 kenon and this lens. Optically, he is great, but autofocus lives his life. Sometimes it works very fast at home, and even in tracking autofocus mode, but it can be terribly stupid and does not focus at all, even on the street during daylight hours. I mainly shoot on f2.0 and f 2.8. No one has encountered a similar problem? Thanks.

    • Sigma adapter

      Alexander, look, you are using a curved Chinese lens, designed like a Canon, through an adapter from Sigma, which seems to help the lenses of the brand (!) Sigma or Canon (with God's help and sin in half!) Work on a Sony camera. The question is - what went wrong? I mean, I'm surprised how such a bundle actually somehow somehow worked.

      • Alexander

        I agree that it works much better with kenons. I just wanted to. 35 mm, and the original canon is significantly more expensive. But it sometimes works quickly. What's the catch?

  • Dasha

    Hello, tell me please, is it suitable for nikon d5100? and will there be autofocus?

  • Ivan

    Good day. Please tell me how much it will be universal for crop? The author in the video said that he is universal, walking along the street to shoot portraits and landscapes. And I'm interested in shooting indoors (apartment, child in kindergarten, etc.). 35mm * 1,6 = 56mm lens, will not be close to it?

    • Sergei

      When I had Nikon D2011 in 5100, the most favorite cards remained from Nikon 35 / 1,8. In terms of a full frame 52,5mm on Nikon or 56mm on Canon - the difference is insignificant. A very versatile lens. It will work well for your tasks, kmk))

    • Valery A.

      Ivan, you multiply the focal lens by 1,6 (get EGF on the crop 1,6 of the 35mm lens) why? Are you used to a full frame and better imagine 56mm in full frame than 35 in crop? Or do you think that since the lens is for the FF (that is, it covers the full frame), then it will turn the crop into FF? The same viewing angle will be the same as the 35mm whale zoom that you probably have.

      • Ivan

        So don't get into the jungle. Let me put the question easier. Need a Canon 600d body plug for every day, carry in a bag, not a commercial shoot. A cheap alternative to the well-known Canon "pancake", since it costs just ridiculous money on the secondary, it is not a pity to even break it and lose it. Will I be able to take pictures of a girl or a child in a cafe while sitting at one table or, as with a “half-shot”, run to the other end of the cafe to fit into the frame not only the eyes of the model.

        • Novel

          Well, that's just 24mm at such a distance (plus or minus meter) and is needed for a waist portrait. 35 mm is already front.

  • Artem

    Good afternoon,

    Question, I noticed a specific back-focus on my copy (I set +8 corrections and everything is ok). How characteristic is this problem for the model? I’m thinking of making a dispute to the Chinese or forgiving and understanding.

    • Michael

      If it works correctly, then you are in luck. Not always like this

    • Victor

      Mine also had a miss. Shot for a long time. Sometimes when switching from a manual to a car, there is an uncritical miss of the first frames, somewhere around -4. After refocusing -7. Put -7.

  • Nikita

    Hello, I have a Canon m50 camera and a Viltrox eos EF-eos M adapter, I would really like to know how the lens with such a set will behave, at the moment I use Helios 44m4, I tried to put on Sigma 70-300, everything works perfectly.

  • Victor

    Hello, will this device work with a Sony a6000 camera (with some kind of adapter) or is it better to put something (the price matters)? Thanks to all who answered.

    • Ivan

      Artem. I have the same stable back focus, on 5DII correction +6. On 50D +4, and on 600D, he smears both in the back and in the front. Plus the left side of the frame is soapy. And what can you expect from the reincarnation of Canon's 50mm 1.8II with 35mm focal lenses. But the picture is juicy and contrasting. In my copy, the lens unit in the extended state dangles with an amplitude of up to 5 mm. Rattles like a rattle. While I was waiting for a lens from aliexpress, I was concerned about reviews of this miracle. Aftermarket statistics indicate the most common defect is a diaphragm drive failure. On Avito, 5 copies are already being sold for parts and repairs across the country. If you look at the closed diaphragm, you can see that the petals form a cone in the direction of the front lens, then in the direction of the rear lens. After testing, I wrote a review on Aliexpress, but it was negative and did not appear on the product page. Make the right choice. The better the fur, the more expensive it is ... and vice versa. And you shouldn't poke anything .. into the Sony A6000

  • Pokemon

    Yesterday I was selling film Canon EOS 50e and a person brought this Yaga - Yongnuo YN 35/2 to the test.
    There were doubts that this tandem would work.
    However, it worked, albeit not very quickly and sometimes with focusing errors (for the sake of justice, we tested at dusk, it was cloudy and it was raining).
    Aperture 2.0 was correctly detected, manual focus worked, autofocus too. Wonders.

  • Alexander

    Lens of disgusting quality. Chromatic aberrations are very noticeable even in a covered hole. Even their automatic removal does not help. The picture is so lean. Distorts colors towards red. Sharpness is very weak

  • Novel

    Can you please tell me, is this the best option for this money? (6 thousand for Ali)
    If you raise the price tag by 2 thousand, can you find something better?

    • Arkady Shapoval

      With AF, no, look at the used ones. options

    • Pokemon

      If you pay a little extra on top of the cost of the yagi, then Avito is full of Nikkor 35 / 1.8 dx, or, as an option, the 35 / 2d screwdriver, which was designed for ff.

  • Azake

    Arkady, please tell me what kind or what are the cheap 35mm lenses for the EF canon, but better than this yongnuo. or m42 or other mounts.

  • Arkady Shapoval

    It just so happens that I have used almost all Yongnuo lenses. Added YouTube videos for all Yongnuo lenses (generations, lineups, etc.) https://youtu.be/AfQ76sAwIac

  • Igor

    Hello, thanks for the article, I have a Canon 500D. I am thinking about buying this lens. I have such lenses as EF-S 18-55mm 3.5-5.6 IS and EF-S 55-250mm.
    How to understand point disadvantages 7. Lack of constant manual focus control. That is, in the MF mode, the focus point is not highlighted (that at this point the object is in focus) and there is no sound signal that the object is in focus? I understand correctly?

    • Specialist

      No, not right. This means that in the event of incorrect autofocusing, there is no way to focus as needed with your hand.

      • Igor

        Thanks for the answer. You have given me hope!

        • B. R. P.

          I would not rely on Yongnuo much :)

  • VladV

    Dropping on the trunk, clinging to a hood wrapped around it, stuffing it into luggage without a hard case is absolutely not recommended.

    I got this one in a collapsed state (hike hit by a trunk). In my opinion, the Chinese comrades saved a lot both on the quality of the plastic (a large percentage of recycled materials, let's say, is fragile) and on its thickness (I connected the fragments with a soldering iron, but there was practically nowhere to fuse the reinforcing wire, and the influx of new plastic on the thickened structural elements do not interfere at all, and the newly created elements of the helicoid mechanism instead of the lost ones do not shine with special miniaturization and accuracy, but they do not wedge and do not cling).

    Repaired on a budget, I have not yet tested in detail, but I believe in a return to ideal conditions, although I hope.

    I looked on the Internet, the giblets break in different places, like bullshit plastic, and not a programmed weak spot.

  • Ravsh

    Hello, I purchased this lens (canon ef). The hobod has a backlash of about 2 mm. Is it normal? Or open a dispute?

    • Human

      There were 2 such lenses, both had the same backlash, most likely this is the norm, in fact, this is the main reason I sold them, as it infuriates, the focus does not hold at all in the position in which it is set, and manually focusing is very difficult, slightly tilted or touched the lens, the focus has already gone astray

      • Ravsh

        Thanks for the info, for now I will use it, as soon as I type it into something decent, I will change it

        • Human

          In principle, it should be enough for a long time if you use autofocus and don’t take pictures from top to bottom), especially if you overpower yourself and stop being ashamed of the inscription “youngnou”

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