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In this review, I will refer to the Yongnuo YnLens YN35mm F2R DF DSM for short. YN 35 / 2R... Firmware version of lens used V1.06 for 29.07.2021.
Here on the site there is already a review of the lens Yongnuo 35mm 1: 2 DF DSM S for cameras with mount Sony E... This review will largely repeat review of the lens for Sony E / FE mount... Main differences between versions ''S'and' R ':
- different date of announcement, version 'R' is one year newer
- the 'R' version has an 'O' shaped rubber protective seal for bayonetthat didn’t have 'S'versions
- version 'S' It has programmable button 'Fn', this button has been removed from the 'R' version
- the 'R' version has a slightly different design body, there is a dark brown strip on the side of the bayonet, imitating the design Genuine Canon RF Lenses
- the 'R' version has a problem with an awkward lens hood. The hood is now fixed very smoothly and nicely
- in the 'R' version, the diaphragm works quietly and without lag
- version 'R' has certain features focus / control rings
- the 'R' version focuses a little faster
- the 'R' version is slightly more expensive
The YN 35 / 2R is the second lens from Yongnuo (Ynlens) for Canon mirrorless cameras with a full-frame sensor and RF mount (the first was Yongnuo Ynlens YN85mm F1.8R DF DSMreleased a couple of months earlier).
The YN 35 / 2R is a medium wide angle lens for full frame mirrorless cameras. It has fast internal autofocus and is very quiet thanks to the focusing motor. Optically good enough, in the center of the frame is sharp already from F / 2 (without any reservations), only perceptible chromatic aberration make themselves felt.
YN 35 / 2R is lightweight and compact enough. The YN 35 / 2R is designed to compete with the original lens Canon LENS RF 35mm F1.8 MACRO IS STM.
All autofocus 35mm full-frame prime lenses for Canon RF
YN 35 / 2R can be used as a replacement for other similar lenses. Below I have prepared list of all autofocus full-frame lenses with Canon RF mount and 35mm focal length:
- Canon LENS RF 35mm F1.8 MACRO IS STM, about 500 USD
- Yongnuo YnLens YN35mm F2R DF DSM (from this review), about 400 USD
The list is made up of two models. Canon's RF mount system is still quite new and very few exist for it. autofocus solutions (for 2021). But Canon RF system cameras will also work well with Canon EF mount lenses mounted through the appropriate adapter Canon EF -> Canon RF.
Below is a list of all autofocus lenses for Canon EF mount 35mm full frame DSLR cameras.
- Canon LENS EF 35mm 1: 2, about 170 USD
- Canon LENS EF 35mm 1: 2 IS USM, about 550 USD
- Canon LENS EF 35mm 1: 1.4L USM, about 1200 USD
- Canon LENS EF 35mm 1: 1.4L II USM, about 1700 USD
- Tamron SP 35mm F1.8 DI USD VC, about 600 USD
- Tamron SP 35mm F1.4 DI USD, about 900 USD
- Sigma 35mm 1: 1.4 DG HSM ART, about 800 USD
- Yongnuo Lens EF 35mm 1: 2, about 80 USD
- Yongnuo 35mm 1: 1.4, about 400 USD
- Yongnuo 35mm 1: 1.4C DF UWM, about 500 USD
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The lens was officially announced in July 2021.
YN 35 / 2R is second lens from Yongnuo for Canon full-frame mirrorless system with Canon RF mount. The first was Yongnuo Ynlens YN85mm F1.8R DF DSMpresented in May of the same year.
Some photos of the appearance of YN 35 / 2R and Yongnuo Ynlens YN85mm F1.8R DF DSM:
All Yongnuo Lenses
Bayonet mount Sony FE (mirrorless full frame):
- Yongnuo 35 mm 1: 2 DF DSM S [review] [+]
- Yongnuo 50 mm 1: 1.8 DF DSM S [announce] [+]
- Yongnuo 85 mm 1: 1.8 DF DSM S [review] [+]
- Canon EF -> Sony E adapter (version II) [aliexpres] [+]
- Adapter Canon EF -> Sony E (version I) [manufacturer's site]
Bayonet mount Canon rf (mirrorless full frame):
Bayonet mount Sony E (mirrorless APS-C):
For the system Micro 4 / 3:
- Yongnuo 25 mm 1: 1.7 [review] [+]
- Yongnuo 42.5 mm 1: 1.7 [review]
- Yongnuo 42.5 mm 1:1.7 II [overview] [+]
- camera Yongnuo YN455 Micro 4/3 systems [announce]
- camera Yongnuo YN450 Micro 4/3 systems [manufacturer's site]
Bayonet mount Nikon f (mirrored full frame):
- Yongnuo 14 mm 1: 2.8 [overview] [+]
- Yongnuo 35 mm 1: 2 [overview] [+]
- Yongnuo 40 mm 1: 2.8 [overview]
- Yongnuo 50 mm 1: 1.8 [review] [+]
- Yongnuo 50 mm 1: 1.4 E [overview]
- Yongnuo 60 mm 1:2 MACRO MF [overview]
- Yongnuo 85 mm 1: 1.8 [overview]
- Yongnuo 100 mm 1: 2 [overview]
Bayonet mount Canon EF (mirrored full frame):
- Yongnuo 14 mm 1: 2.8 [aliexpres] [+]
- Yongnuo 35 mm 1: 2 [review]
- Yongnuo 35 mm 1: 1.4 [overview] [+]
- Yongnuo 35 mm 1: 1.4C DF UWM [announce] [+]
- Yongnuo 50 mm 1: 1.8 [overview] [+]
- Yongnuo 50 mm 1:1.8 II [overview] [+]
- Yongnuo 50 mm 1: 1.4 [overview]
- Yongnuo 60 mm 1:2 MACRO MF [aliexpress]
- Yongnuo 85 mm 1: 1.8 [review]
- Yongnuo 100 mm 1: 2 [review]
- Canon EF -> Canon EF-M adapter [aliexpres] [+]
- EF 1.4X III Teleconverter [aliexpres] [+]
- EF 2.0X II Teleconverter [aliexpres]
- EF 2.0X III Teleconverter [aliexpres]
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... [+] indicates current (modern) models available for sale.
Main technical characteristics of Yongnuo YnLens YN35mm F2R DF DSM:
|Review Instance Name||Near the front lens: YN35mm F2R DF DSM Ø52mm 0.35m / 1.15ft
On the box: Ynlens YN35mm F2R DF DSM WIDE-ANGLE PRIME LENS
|Front Filter Diameter||52 mm, metal 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 Canon RF mirrorless cameras|
|Number of aperture blades||7 rounded petals|
|Labels||bayonet mount mark and hood mount mark|
|Diaphragm||F / 2 to F / 16|
|MDF||0.35 meters, maximum magnification ratio 0.13 X (1: 7.7)|
|Optical design||9 elements in 8 groups. The scheme includes
The image of the optical scheme is clickable to enlarge
|Lens hood||Bayonet type, model LH-54 T|
|Manufacturer country||Not indicated, but it is known that the lens is made in China|
|Prices||View in Yongnuo Official Store on AliExpress|
In general, YN 35 / 2R is an alternative to the original Canon LENS RF 35mm F1.8 MACRO IS STM... True, the latter has much broader functionality. That only is the built-in image stabilizer and the possibility of macro shooting.
The lens came to the review completely new.
The small box contained a warranty card, instructions in Chinese and English, a quality control card, a desiccant, bags, a hood and the lens itself with front and back covers. The covers are made of dense plastic. In the box, the lens is secured with two durable foam clips. The box itself is initially sealed in a protective film.
'YnLens 35mm' lettering on lens barrel engraved.
YN 35 / 2R has metal mount. Stated that microprocessor contacts gilded... The focusing ring is wide, rubberized. The lens feels good in the hands. On the side of the rear lens there is a light-cutting hood that prevents excess flare and light scattering.
On the side of the bayonet there is an 'O'-shaped protective rubber mount seal.
The YN 35 / 2R weighs just under 300 grams.
On heavily covered apertures, the aperture has the shape of an irregular heptagon. The diaphragm consists of 7 blades.
There is a bayonet mount mark on the body and a mark for quick installation of the hood. The lens uses a plastic hood LH-54T, which must be fixed in special grooves located near the front lens of the lens. The hood can be set in transport mode with the reverse side, but in this position, access to the focusing ring is almost completely lost.
The lens has a connector on its body USB TYPE C for connection to a computer (see the corresponding section below in the text). The port is closed with a tight rubber plug.
The focus ring can be programmed through the camera menu.
It's important: during intense reportage shooting on a completely new Canon EOSRP the YnLens 35mm lens went into 'MF' mode (according to the camera) several times on its own and did not respond to the control / focus ring and did not respond to the AF / MF switch. In this case, it was possible to control the aperture from the camera. Turning off the camera, removing and reinstalling the lens solved the problem. On the same camera, there was no such problem with the YnLens 85 / 1.8R. Perhaps new firmware will correct the situation. UPDATED: The same thing happens on the Canon EOS RP and Canon EOS R6.
For focusing, the YN 35 / 2R uses stepper focus motor DSM (Digital Stapping Motor). Auto focus should work with all Canon RF mount cameras.
The focusing speed is high (closer to very high), quite comfortable for work. On camera Canon EOSRP I didn't have much focusing problems. After the lens has lost precise focusing, refocusing is performed very quickly. Focusing on the face and eyes on Canon EOSRP works very well. In general, a bunch Canon EOSRP + YN 35 / 2R works almost perfectly. Only a few times the lens did not want to focus on objects located in the 'infinity' region.
It's important: In difficult shooting conditions, as well as when shooting dynamic scenes, the focusing quality with the YN 35 / 2R can be noticeably worse than with similar original lenses, such as Canon RF 35 / 1.8 MACRO IS STM... Most likely, even in simple shooting conditions, the autofocus tenacity with the YN 35 / 2R will very much depend on the camera used. Perhaps over time, new lens firmware will improve the behavior of the YN 35 / 2R.
Auto focus very quiet... When shooting a video using autofocus and the built-in microphone in the camera, the resulting video noise from the built-in focusing motor is not audible at all.
Lens uses electronic focus ring... The focusing ring is rubberized, wide. Manual aiming is enough conveniently... The focus ring rotates easily. I did not observe any lag (lag) when changing the direction of rotation. The focus ring makes a faint sound of two plastic parts rubbing during manual focusing.
It's important: in the camera menu Canon EOSRP you can set the parameter “MF focusing ring sensitivity of RF lenses"
- Depends on rotation speed
- Depends on the angle of rotation
The function is in the section: 'C. Fn III: Advanced -> 4 Feel. focus. ring. MF vol. RF '. This feature is very useful and I'm glad the Canon RF system has introduced it.
It's important: You can change the direction of rotation of the focusing ring. The function is in the 'C. Fn III: Advanced -> 3 Focus Focus Rotation rings'. It will be useful for those users who are accustomed to different directions of rotation of the focusing ring (for example, when using other systems, such as Nikon F / Z).
On the case there is a focus mode switch MF / AF.
Very important: In 'AF' mode, the focus ring of the YN 35 / 2R lens can be additional control ring functionstypical of original lenses Canon rf. Camera Canon EOSRP allows you to set the following functions to this ring:
- Aperture change (while holding down the metering activation button exposure or without)
- Change excerpts (while holding the metering activation button exposure or without)
- Setting the ISO sensitivity (while holding down the metering activation button exposure or without)
- Compensation exposure (while holding the metering activation button exposure or without)
- Do not use
During auto focus focus ring remains stationary.
Critical: to use the function FTM (Full Time Manual Focusing - permanent manual focusing control), the additional control ring should be programmed to “Do not use at all”, and in the SHOOT8 menu (red menu color) for the 'Manual electr. focus 'select' Single -> on 'or' Single -> on. (enlarge) '. If you set any value other than “Do not use at all”, then while rotating the focusing ring, the focusing distance and the selected parameter (ISO, or excerpt, or aperture, or shift exposure). An unpleasant little thing, but it can be easily removed by a competent setting.
The lens has internal focusing, the front and rear lenses remain stationary during focusing. It is possible to use various filters without any problems.
The closest focusing distance is 35 cm, while the maximum magnification for close-up photography is 1: 7.7, which is the usual value for such a lens.
'Focus Breathing' effect (changes in viewing angle during focusing) small and almost invisible.
There are no useful marks on the focusing distance, depth of field, or anything else on the lens.
Focus shift (shift-focus) was not noticed during operation and testing.
The YN 35 / 2R lens barrel has a USB port through which you can update the software (firmware / firmware) of the lens. For YN 35 / 2R you need to use utility, which immediately carries a new firmware.
The functionality of the service utility for the YN 35 / 2R, which is responsible for working with the lens, is very scarce. You can only view the current firmware version and update it to a new one. I found this utility for YN 35 / 2R here и here. There is a utility version only for the latest Windows operating systems.
The lens uses the common USB 2.0 TYPE C port for connection (many mobile phones use this one). The package does not include a USB cable. To connect, I used a USB cable for my android phone and updated the firmware without any problems. The procedure took less than 5 seconds.
A firmware update, most likely, allows you to improve the compatibility of the lens with new cameras, improve the auto focus, eliminates some other errors. Too bad that no way to roll back (restore) an older version of the firmware.
Important: To update the lens firmware (software):
- Turn off the camera, remove the battery from it, detach the lens
- Launch the program YN35mm F / 2.0R DF DSM FM UPDATER
- Attach the lens to the computer using a USB cable. If everything went well, the program will automatically detect the connected lens
- Click [UPDATE] to start updating. Wait until the end of the update. The [NoNeed] button also updates the firmware, but says that this is not necessary (the latest firmware is already used). What the 'EnableControl' checkbox does is still unknown
- Disconnect cable
- Attach the lens to the camera
- Insert the battery into the camera
- Turn on the camera
YN 35 / 2R handles the sensor easily Canon EOSRP by 26 MP.
Optically, this is a fairly good lens, of the obvious shortcomings - only chromatic aberration and sagging sharpness in the far corners of the frame.
- good sharpness at an open aperture in the center of the frame, F / 2 in the center of the frame is fully 'working'
- very good resolution in the center of the frame is achieved at f / 2.8-f / 4
- there is a noticeable drop in sharpness in the far corners of the frame
- resolution in the corners of the frame reaches a good level only at closed apertures in the area of f / 8
- low coma, even at F / 2
- the lens is optimized more for working at medium to long focusing distances. Detail sags a little at close focusing distances
- distortion moderate, pincushion
- the nature of distortion is unified, easily corrected in the editor
- it is difficult to notice distortion in the pictures
- vignetting is most pronounced on F / 2 and focusing on infinity
- vignetting decreases with focus towards MDF
- vignetting almost disappears at values after f / 5.6
- the lens creates a sufficiently large number of chromatic aberrations, both longitudinal and transverse
- there is a noticeable frigging (the color of the contrasting areas of confusion is green and purple), the frigging is significantly reduced with aperture
- most chromatic aberrations are observed at the periphery of the frame
- the effect of the rays of the star is poorly expressed (14 rays)
- Blur disks are uneven on tightly covered diaphragms
- the lens works very well in backlight, only in the most difficult conditions you can get flare that spoils the picture
- the discs of confusion have bulbous concentric circles due to the aspherical element
So far, there is no profile for this lens in popular RAW converters. Firmware Canon EOSRP does not automatically correct some types of distortion (in fact, everything except diffraction). The camera indicates that it does not have the required data for this lens.
All photos in the review are shown without processing. Camera used Canon EOSRP with a 26-megapixel full-frame sensor. All photos are on-camera JPEG without any manipulation of settings. Standard Picture Control with zero corrections for sharpness, contrast and saturation ('AUTO 4 2 4 0 0 0). Image enhancing functions have been disabled (Peripheral Illumination Correction, Distortion Correction, Digital Lens Optimization, Chroma Aberration Correction, Diffraction Correction). The lens is recognized by the camera as 'YN35mm f / 1.8R DF DSM'.
Original RAW photos (compressed '.CR3') can be view / download from this link (Google Drive, 33 photos). Original photos in JPEG format '.JPG' can be view / download from this link (Google Drive, 40 photos).
The YN 35 / 2R is no different from modern high-quality similar lenses.
I am glad that the YN 35 / 2R uses a modern optical design with internal focusing and a large number of special optical elements.
Price YN 35 / 2R not very lowThis is most likely due to the fact that there are very, very few different lens models for Canon RF. If the price tag for YN 35 / 2R is comparable to the version Yongnuo 35 / 2S for Sony E / FE, then I can safely recommend YN 35 / 2R for purchase.
I shot two shots with the YN 35 / 2R with a total volume of about 3000 frames and was completely satisfied with the capabilities of the lens.
Important: YN 35 / 2R has several times fewer minor and not particularly minor problems than Yongnuo 35mm 1: 2 for DSLR cameras with Nikon F mount and Yongnuo 35mm 1: 2 for DSLR cameras with Canon EF mount. I filmed practical for all lens models from Yongnuo (more than 20 models at the time of this review) and I can say with confidence that new mirrorless solutions from Yongnuo head and shoulders above their older mirror counterparts.
An accurate and complete list of all Canon RF lenses:
- Canon Lens RF 5.2 mm F2.8 L DUAL FISHEYE
- Canon Lens RF 16 mm F2.8 STM
- Canon Lens RF 35 mm F1.8 MACRO IS STM
- Canon Lens RF 50 mm F1.8 STM
- Canon Lens RF 50 mm F1.2 L USM
- Canon Lens RF 85 mm F1.2 L USM
- Canon Lens RF 85 mm F1.2 L USM DS (DEFOCUS SMOOTHING)
- Canon Lens RF 85 mm F2 MACRO IS STM
- Canon Lens RF 100 mm F2.8 L MACRO IS USM SA CONTROL
- Canon Lens RF 400 mm F2.8 L IS USM
- Canon Lens RF 600 mm F11 IS STM
- Canon Lens RF 600 mm F4 L IS USM
- Canon Lens RF 800 mm F11 IS STM
- Canon Lens RF 14-35mm F4 L IS USM
- Canon Lens RF 15-35mm F2.8 L IS USM
- Canon Lens RF 24-70mm F2.8 L IS USM
- Canon Lens RF 24-105mm F4 L IS USM
- Canon Lens RF 24-105mm F4-7.1 IS STM
- Canon Lens RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM
- Canon Lens RF 28-70mm F2 L USM
- Canon Lens RF 70-200mm F4 L IS USM
- Canon Lens RF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM
- Canon Lens RF 100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM
- Canon Lens RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM
List of all mirrorless cameras with Canon RF mount
The price for the YN 35 / 2R is around $ 400. You can see prices for YN 35 / 2R on Aliexpress in the official Yongnuo store on AliExpres at this link.
You can watch the video on my channel by this linkor below:
The YN 35 / 2R is a high-quality modern lens for Canon EOS R full-frame mirrorless cameras (RF mount). May serve as an alternative to other similar lenses. The image quality is generally quite high. Most likely, the price of a lens will eventually drop to a similar solution from Yongnuo for a bayonet mount Sony E... If this happens, the YN 35 / 2R will have a very good price-performance ratio.
10 main advantages:
- light weight, compact dimensions (filter diameter only 52 mm)
- good build, metal bayonet, bayonet seal, bayonet hood included
- focusing stepping motor, fast and quiet
- internal focusing, fixed focus ring during auto focus
- electronic focus ring, continuous manual focus control, AF / MF switch, very weak Focus Breathing effect
- focus ring can take over the functions of an additional control ring
- USB port for firmware upgrade
- four special elements in the optical scheme (low dispersion, aspherical and 2 high refractive index)
- good sharpness in the center of the frame already with F / 2
- the lens handles shooting well against bright light sources
10 main disadvantages:
- aperture 24% lower than the original Canon RF 35 / 1.8 MACRO IS STM
- on heavily covered apertures, the aperture has the shape of an irregular heptagon
- no built-in image stabilizer (for example, it has Canon RF 35 / 1.8 MACRO IS STM и Canon EF 35/2 IS USM)
- there is no additional control ring (for example, there is Canon RF 35 / 1.8 MACRO IS STM)
- in a very rare case, the focus ring can cause a conflict (see the overview section 'focusing' -> block 'critical')
- in rare cases, the lens will forcibly switch to 'MF' mode (buggy)
- software options for working with the lens via the USB port are very limited
- lack of data about the lens in modern cameras and converters, which makes it difficult to automatically correct some types of distortion
- YN 35 / 2S version for Sony E / FE had an additional programmable button, which was removed from the Canon RF version
- strong vignetting at open apertures, palpable chromatic aberration