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  1. Woodhost
    17.05.2019

    Long awaited a review on this lens. There was a choice between him and the Nikon 85 1.8D. Now everything is clear. Probably only his bokeh is more pleasant, but this is a subjective opinion.

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    • anonym
      17.05.2019

      Yes, the yong’s bowl is better. But even used 85 1.8d for 170 bucks will be difficult to find. And for the 3000-5000 line it doesn’t roll at all, there is no motor there

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      • R'RёS,R ° F "RёR№
        18.11.2020

        At Japanese auctions it is quite possible to find it in good condition for $ 100, if you try.

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  2. Vladimir
    17.05.2019

    Thanks for the review. I wonder what the engineers at Meike did there with their 85th. According to foreign tests, it seems that it is much better than the versions from Yongnuo.

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    • Arkady Shapoval
      17.05.2019

      There and the price tag is much larger and he was counting on mirrorless cameras.

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  3. Dmitriy
    17.05.2019

    Is the D700 a special camera that doesn’t jam the diaphragm? On my D700, the aperture on the Zenitar 16mm wedged. I bent the lever on the lens now I do not observe such a problem.

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    • Arkady Shapoval
      17.05.2019

      With YN85 is not a lever business, because it is simply simply not there at all. It's about lens firmware.

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  4. anonym
    17.05.2019

    Finally, YN has made a lens that even a columnist can hardly find any positive side about. But we must try for this! In this there is a certain honesty of the manufacturer - everything was done crookedly and so that no one had any doubts. I foresee that as soon as Chinese companies, especially such as Laowa, which recently introduced a stunning 100mm macro lens for $ 450, sooner or later will master autofocus lenses, and of course they will be for Sony's UPC (after all, even before their own deaths, the protocols of their lenses will not open !). It is very possible that in the future only Sony and Panasonic will remain on the digital camera market, the rest will apologize and disappear into history ...

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    • Arkady Shapoval
      17.05.2019

      Come on, in the end I have 16 points in the "dignity" section. It's not hard to find.

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  5. anonym
    17.05.2019

    Nice honest review. It is strange that the Yongs give you a technique for review, but you do not spare them a single drop. Subscription d60 is an epic file for this lens. It is necessary to immediately put the file in the package. This time the version for kenon turned out better.

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    • anonym
      17.05.2019

      Who does he feel sorry for? Remember Nikon 58 / 1.4 or Sony a9. It's always interesting to see “another opinion”

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  6. Radmir
    17.05.2019

    “Bad” PR is also PR)

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  7. Michael
    17.05.2019

    Arkady, there is no reference to Rav with sony.
    "Nikon 85 / 1.8G is sewn into modern cameras ..." The profile is probably sewn up, not the lens)) Thanks for the review

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    • Arkady Shapoval
      17.05.2019

      Fixed

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  8. Alexey
    17.05.2019

    Arkady, I'm sorry, the frames on the D700 are made with ISO lo1 (100), does this make physical sense? by exposure, there seems to be a margin (1/250 even, we don’t rest against 1/8000)

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    • Arkady Shapoval
      17.05.2019

      It's just convenient, because when you change the location, you can easily get into strong light. In the light at F / 1.8, ISO 200 + 1/8000, you can't always shoot just like that, especially if ADL is on. Let me remind you that auto ISO on Nikon D700 cannot use lo values. And so I turned on the lowest ISO and forgot. Many are afraid of ISO Lo1, it is believed that it worsens dd. But in real shots, hardly anyone will find the difference, and I also know from my own experience that ISO lo still gives a slightly cleaner picture in terms of noise level. On cameras like D90, D5000 ISO lo is simply irreplaceable with light lenses and you can safely turn it on and use it. By the way, on the D90 there are also many where ISO lo1 is enabled for the same reasons. In official sources, Nikon itself recommends using the lowest possible ISO values ​​for cameras D3, D3s, D700, D300, D300s, including downgrading to lo1 (if I can find a link, I'll share it).

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      • Alexey
        17.05.2019

        Thanks for the detailed answer!

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    • Koba
      18.05.2019

      Arkady told the pure and verified truth. I myself specially experimented with ISO100, that is, Lo1 on Nikon cameras. Even D3s gives significantly (I repeat - substantially!) Better results. This is especially felt if in the future you need to strongly stretch the shadows while preserving as much detail as possible, as well as information about the color of the objects being shot. The dynamic range practically does not deteriorate, you can even set it to minus 0,7 and this will only get better. Of course, this is even more important on cropped cameras, and this is how you can squeeze the maximum out, and sometimes just save the frames. Please note that when watching many video reviews, kenonists also resort to this trick, on kenon cameras this is even more relevant, since shadows from their matrices are drawn very poorly, with terrible banding (here is my Canon 5D3, for example, with a terrible sensor in part shadows and banding, by the way, which was significantly corrected in 5D4, but good cameras are very far from Nikon, although they all show the real resolution of the matrix is ​​much higher than from Nikon cameras, so they are very much loved, as well as for the best standardization of color color profiles with internal and third-party RAW converters), so many videos clearly show that photographers set exactly ISO100.

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  9. Andrei
    17.05.2019

    I've been leafing through your blog for a long time. Many interesting articles. Helped in choosing the first camera down - D80. Which for all the time since the age of 12 broke only once - a mirror driver or something like that. I really wanted this lens for myself, but after the review I definitely won't buy it. If you can somehow cope with the sharpness, then the terrible HA and the fear of counter absolutely pushed away from the purchase. If you want to shoot something non-standard, there will be immediately defective footage. I also read a review about 100/2 and 35/2, but it seems to me that there will be something the same ... Thanks for the honest review.

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    • anonym
      17.05.2019

      I have a hundred, everything works well and as in the review of Arkady, while the hundred is quiet

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    • Vitaly N
      17.05.2019

      I don't recommend 35. My dear is much better. Yongovskaya is a cheap option for a full frame.

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      • anonym
        17.05.2019

        Ash stump that native with aspherics is better

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      • ba3lur
        04.04.2020

        ... and why did you not like 35 for $ 80? it is clear that the native is worse, but there the price tag is three times more expensive ... photo from YN 35f2.0

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    • Koba
      18.05.2019

      Dear Andrey, can I give you advice based on my experience. I went through a lot of portrait lenses a few years ago, and eventually came to the conclusion that the cheapest, but a real portrait lens for full-frame Nikon is nothing better than the native 85mm 1.8D. It has a lot of merit including the price, fast autofocus, 9-blade diaphragm, sharp just as much as it is required for portraits, it is specially designed for this, quiet focusing, very good construction, the price does not drop much if you want to sell, problems with compatibility and with no surprises when shooting ... If portraits are an essential part of your photogravic life for you, then it will be the best for you. If you want more, then raise money for an 85mm 1.4D, here it gives you the maximum you can ask for from an optical instrument, the rest is up to the photographer. Of course, nothing can replace the Zeiss Sonnar 135/2 for Nikon if you have $ 1500, it is generally one of the very few top-end lenses in the history of optical engineering and exists with a Nikon mount, but this is already out of the realm of dreams. As for me, instead of any 50mm lens, I would even use that 85mm 1.8D as a tripod, and instead of 50mm I would take the wonderful Nikonogvsky 35mm F2. These two lenses, in terms of the quality of the resulting image, will easily bypass images from any zoom in any price category, and it costs a lot ...

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      • Onotole
        18.05.2019

        85 / 1.8D is very good, almost its only drawback is that there will be no autofocus on younger cameras (another drawback is that there is no constant manual focus control).
        Zeiss Sonnar 135/2 can replace Nikon 135/2, which is practically no worse, has autofocus and even somewhere 10% cheaper
        Advise 85 mm on the crop as a staff…. Well, I don't even know what to say.

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      • Valery A.
        18.05.2019

        Yes, and 35/2. It's about ff, of course.

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  10. Eugene
    17.05.2019

    I'm glad I did not wait and bought a hundred. Thanks to Arkady for timely advice.

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  11. Vitaly N
    17.05.2019

    The description of the problems with focusing is just like I had with the 35th. It seems that all the lenses are molded with one mechanism with a processor, and there, someone will be lucky with quality. One acquaintance with this miracle was enough, I won’t burn myself anymore.

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    • anonym
      17.05.2019

      There are no special problems with the 35th, but what kind of cameras do you have?

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      • Vitaly N
        17.05.2019

        Tried it on D3200. When selling on the D5200, I refused to focus at all - there was a front focus at a third of the distance. The next customer on the D700 earned good money. And the sharpness "appeared", but this is the merit of the matrix. When I compared the head to the forehead with the 35th crop from Nikon, I sold it without hesitation.

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      • anonym
        17.05.2019

        Focusing on the d700 is clearly not the merit of the matrix

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      • Vitaly N
        17.05.2019

        I actually wrote about the sharpness, mentioning the matrix. What does the focus have?

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  12. Air force
    17.05.2019

    Was 35 from youth. Yawing focus just got it. I sold it.

    Saving up to a zoom of 70-200. Maybe in vain, but spending 85/1 of the cost of a good zoom on this 7ku is wrong.

    Arkady, thanks for the warning 👍

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  13. anonym
    17.05.2019

    And how did you have the patience to remove 20000 for this "miracle"? And even on d60 only on the open? And on Sonya only with manual focus? And is it not a pity to kill d60 for the sake of this Chinese?

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    • Arkady Shapoval
      17.05.2019

      D60 is not a pity. Once the lens has been sent for review, you need to make a review. It's interesting to be the first to play with the new lens

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  14. CCD
    17.05.2019

    On the photos with D60 there is color. And a nice picture in general.

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  15. Dima
    18.05.2019

    Thank you, Arkady, for the good and honest review. I was really looking forward to the announcement of this lens. But now I won’t buy it for anything.

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  16. Denis
    20.05.2019

    Well, since there is no USB port, then the manufacturer is confident in its lens
    but what came before that were alpha versions

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  17. The antonym
    23.05.2019

    Your review on Nikonrumors has appeared. Cool)

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  18. anonym
    25.05.2019

    It’s like Chinese garbage.
    And even if you open this lens, there the lenses are glued to Selikon, which in extreme heat can lead to their displacement. In no case do not buy this garbage.

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    • NEO
      25.05.2019

      where is the video with its disassembly?

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      • Vitaly N
        26.05.2019

        There is a video of disassembling other yag. But of course there is no hotmelt that floats. Silicone will not be anything in the heat. In the focusing mechanism, a simple brush micromotor with tracking not from the helicoid (like normal lenses), but by the number of revolutions of the gearbox shaft. Cheap, but the quality goes from normal to faulty. And there were problems with compatibility, so if you take it, then only with the ability to update the program.

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  19. Victor
    29.10.2019

    Someone here wrote about the silicone lenses for the YN 85mm F1.8, I answer - no need to lie, I have complaints about its design, there are a lot of complaints, but also a lot of useful things to repair. The body material is plastic like children's toys, this is a fat minus, if it falls (and the lens weighs a lot), deformations and breakages will be significant. The lenses themselves for cleaning dust and their availability is just a song, it's easy to get to, the analysis is simple and straightforward. There is one feature for which you can knock on the foreheads of their narrow-minded engineers for the gear on the motor itself, its dimensions are 2,5 mm and this miracle turns the whole autofocus mechanism, the load on it is incredible, it breaks often, but it is also repaired quickly. In general, the mechanics are cheap, but working, if not dropped, will serve, and I liked the picture. used - you can take it, a new one - I do not recommend it, it is expensive, it is better to invest in top used glasses.

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    • Arkady Shapoval
      29.10.2019

      Thanks for the comment. Maybe there will be an opportunity to take a photo / video, what's in the middle of it? People will be interested

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  20. ebel
    25.11.2019

    On the advice of Arkady, I bought myself a yongnuo 50 f1.4 for a full-frame Nikon. The quality is not entirely satisfactory - I can not adjust it. In clear weather, the front of the back focus is not detected, in the room you have to do auto-tuning at +4 or 5, on the target, the tuning works at -3. At the maximum magnification of the picture, the strongest freezing is visible (the contrasting borders turn into purple lines), sharpness is everywhere, except in places where it is required (possibly due to front-back focus). For myself, I realized that the focal length of 50 mm does not suit me. I want to do full-length portraits, focus on the eyes and it turns out bullshit. There is no such clarity as I expect from this fix in conjunction with a full-frame Nikon D800, the percentage of "marriage" is about 90 percent. Of course, this lens shoots better than any smartphone, even with the most sophisticated camera, nevertheless, today I would prefer the proven nikkor 50 1.4 G to this lens, I had to overpay right away.

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    • Jury
      25.11.2019

      For a full frame, even for full-length portraits, buy immediately 85mm 1.8 G

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  21. ebel
    25.11.2019

    most likely I don’t know how to shoot, but it seems to me that there are problems with the lens too, where these purple lines are not clear

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    • Maria
      25.11.2019

      In the editor, chromatic aberration can be fought, even in a raw converter.
      It depends on whether the game is worth the candle for you personally.

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  22. Ilya
    09.06.2020

    Please tell me how such bright and beautiful photos are obtained as on the D90 with children? How many did not try to make on Nikon 50 1.8F it turns out it seems beautiful, but the background and details are still darker and it is impossible to correct photoshop

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    • Arkady Shapoval
      09.06.2020

      RAW development by native utilities, Nikon View-nx, Capture-nx, Nx-D

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  23. Arkady Shapoval
    18.03.2021

    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

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