Yet Another YongNuo 50mm f/1.8 vs Canon 50mm f/1.8 II Comparison (DigitalRev)

DigitalRev Kai’s turn to compare the Canon 50mm f/1.8 II (aka Nifty-Fifty) to the YongNuo 50mm f/1.8, a Nifty-Fifty “replica” we reported about.

How do these inexpensive lenses compare? Find out watching the video.

The Yongnuo is available on Amazon and eBay, and since recently also B&H Photo has Yongnuo products in catalog, they also have the Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8 listed. Unfortunately in the meantime, with all the press, the Yongnuo has the same price as the Canon 50mm f/1.8.


Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM, a Pancake with an Edge (DxOMark)

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DxOMark tested Canon’s diminutive EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM pancake lens. This small, inexpensive, and light weight lens for Canon’s APS-C DSLRs performs pretty good for a $150 lens.

Concluding, they write:

The EF-S 24mm prime also offers a notable step up in image quality compared to the standard 18-55mm Canon kit lenses, if you’re looking for a lightweight second lens option. Despite marginally worse overall results for Distortion, Vignetting, and Chromatic Aberration, the EF-S 24mm prime takes full honors for Sharpness with a Lens Metric Score of 11 P-Mpix compared to 8 P-Mpix for both versions of Canon’s 18-55mm standard zoom. Transmission is significantly improved, too, around 2 T-stops better than the kit lenses, making it a better option for low-light shooting. At 24mm, using the maximum apertures of f/2.8 on the EF-S 24mm or f/4 on the zooms, the EF-S 24mm prime is sharper at the center; stop down the EF-S 24mm to f/5.6, and resolution is homogenous across the frame, which is something the kit lenses can’t deliver.

Read the review at DxOMark –>

Canon’s EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM pancake lens is shipping for $149: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay


  • EF-S Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 38mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • One Aspherical Element
  • Optimized Lens Coatings
  • STM AF Motor Supports Movie Servo AF
  • Micro-Stepping Drive Aperture Mechanism
  • Full-Time Manual Focus Override
  • Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm
  • Slim Design Measures Less Than 1″-Thick