Jared Polin of FroKnowsPhoto made this video where he compares a bunch of Canon and Nikon cameras. While I strongly suggest you go for a Canon (surprised?) it is never the less interesting to see what Nikon has to offer.
Just a few observations. As Jared Polin points out, Nikon’s mount type does not allow for an auto-focusing lens as fast as f/1.2 (there is more about this in his article):
What many people are not aware of is that Nikon can not produce the F1.2 lenses like Canon can. Nikon’s mount simply wont allow for it to make auto focus lenses similar to Canon’s 85mm f/1.2and shoplink 177]EF 50mm f/1.2[/shoplink]. You have to take this into consideration when you are searching out a camera.
A winning point for Canon imo. Moreover, have you heard about Nikon D750’s flare shading issue? The issue is caused by an internal component in the camera housing that’s blocking part of the light that is reflected from the AF sensor, blocking it from reaching the sensor. Oh, and do you remember the Nikon D600’s oil spilling issue? Want a seriously engineered camera? Go for a Canon. Just my 2 cents…[via FroKnowsPhoto]
PetaPixel reviewed the Yongnuo YN50mm F1.8, a lens that looks pretty much like Canon’s EF 50mm f/1.8 (aka the Nifty-Fifty, one of Canon’s best selling budget lenses). The Yongnuo sells for around $40, the Canon for around $100-$125 .
They got two copies of the Yongnuo, one only to be teared apart. The reviewer says:
[he] can confirm, having repaired a dozen or so Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II lenses, that the internals have significant differences. There are some similarities in the glass elements, but the overall construction is quite different
So it looks “cloned” from the outside, but it is not inside. The reviewer used a Rebel T3i/EOS 600D for the test, and for a good reason since he assumes (correctly, I guess) that this $40 super-budget lens will be used on entry level DSLRs, and not on full-frame, pro-level gear.
The Yongnuo performs on the same level as the Canon:
For AF speed, noise, accuracy, etc, I noticed nothing different between the two at any time
As the reviewer writes in the conclusion, for those who do not want to spend $125 for the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8, the $40 Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8 is a good option. PetaPixel’s review comes with sample shots.
- Angle Range: Diagonal 46° /Vertical 27° /Level 40°
- Lens structure:5 groups 6 slices
- Minimum aperture: f/22 /Filter diameter/Number of available:52mm/1
- Closest focusing distance: 0.45 meter
- Maximum magnification and field of view:0.15×160×240mm (when located to 0.45 meter)
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Canon press release:
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