Reasonably priced and Helpful: A Evaluation of Yongnuo YN 35mm f/2 S DF DSM Lens


No doubt, a 35mm lens is one of the most useful a lot of photographers can own, beneficial in a variety of scenarios ranging from events coverage to portraiture. However, with many premium options reaching well past $1,000, they aren’t always cheap. This great video review takes a look at a much more affordable 35mm lens, the Yongnuo YN 35mm f/2 S DF DSM.

Coming to you from Christopher Frost, this excellent video review takes a look at the Yongnuo YN 35mm f/2 S DF DSM lens. Yongnuo was originally known for producing very affordable speedlights, but they have branched out into lenses in the last few years. Though it is highly affordable at just $235, the 35mm f/2 comes with a variety of great features, including:

  • Quiet stepping motor suitable for both photo and video work
  • Customizable Fn button
  • Aspherical and low dispersion elements for reduced distortion and improved sharpness
  • Lightweight (295 g)
  • Nano-Multilayer coating
  • 7 circular aperture blades for smoother bokeh
  • USB port for upgrading firmware

Altogether, the YN 35mm f/2 S DF DSM looks like a very useful lens for a wide variety of applications at quite the affordable price. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Frost. 

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