Yongnuo 35mm f/2 AF Full-Frame Lens for Sony E Announced

October 27th, 2020 icon / message-square
Yongnuo 35mm f/2 AF Full-Frame Lens for Sony E Announced

Yongnuo announced a new 35mm f/2 autofocus lens (YN35mm F2S DF DSM) for full-frame Sony cameras. It features a compact and lightweight design, 52mm filter thread, Fn button, and a minimum focusing distance of 0.35m (1.15′).

The lens and camera accessories manufacturer Yongnuo based in China is mostly known for very affordable lenses and LED lights. Last year, the company, however, announced a mirrorless camera as well. More information about the Yongnuo YN450 camera can be found here in our article.

Back in April 2020, Yongnuo introduced the 50mm f/1.8 AF lens for Sony APS-C cameras. Now, the company announces a small and lightweight 35mm f/2 AF lens for Sony full-frame cameras. Let’s take a short look at its features and specs.

Yongnuo 35mm f/2 AF E-Mount Lens

Yongnuo 35mm f/ AF lens for Sony E. Source: YongnuoYongnuo 35mm f/ AF lens for Sony E. Source: Yongnuo

The YN35mm F2S DF DSM is a new full-frame lens for Sony E-mount with autofocus functionality. Yongnuo says the lens is very lightweight and compact. Its length is 72mm (2.83″) and the diameter is 67mm (2.64″). The lens weighs 295g (10.41oz). There is a 52mm front filter thread, but no image stabilization.

According to Yongnuo, the lens uses a quiet CNC Digital Stepping Motor (DSM) for fast and accurate autofocus. The aperture is available between f/2 and f/16. It is a circular aperture with 7 blades. The minimum focusing distance is 0.35m (1.15′). The maximum magnification is approximately 0.13x.

A bit weird marketing featuring a full-frame lens on an APS-C body. Source: Yongnuo

When it comes to the lens’ optical structure, there are 9 elements in 8 groups with a nano-multilayer coating that, according to Yongnuo, improves the light transmittance and suppresses back-light ghosts and glare. There is an aspherical lens and low-dispersion glass integrated.

Yongnuo 35mm f/ AF lens – MTF Chart and Optical Structure. Source: Yongnuo

The lens has one Fn button on its body that can be assigned a shortcut function in case this is supported by the camera. It also has a USB-C port on the body for possible future firmware updates. The lens uses metal bayonet and gold-plated contacts for reliable lens-camera communication.

Yongnuo 35mm f/ AF lens for Sony E. Source: Yongnuo

Price and Availability

The price and availability of this lens have not been announced yet. We will update the article once we get the information. I personally expect the price to be somewhere in the affordable segment – around $300.

What do you think of the new Yongnuo 35mm f/2 AF lens? Do you have experience with other Yongnuo lenses? Let us know in the comments underneath the article.

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