Rumor has it that lens manufacturer Yongnuo might release a 85mm F1.8R DF DSM lens for the EOS R system.
This lens has a new logo design, a lens configuration of 9 elements in 8 groups, a 7-element aperture, a minimum focusing distance of 0.8m, a 58mm filter, a stepping motor, 67 x 88mm, and approximately 380g.
Well, I hope the rumor is reliable :-)
Interesting Canon rumor coming from Asia. YONGNUO might be set to soon release a lens for the Canon RF mount.
An image shared by CameraBeta shows EXIF information suggesting a YN35mm F1.4 UWM was used on a Canon EOS R6 body (see image above). Interesting.
While this would be one of the very few third party lens for the RF mount. However, if it is an autofocus lens (it seems) then the question is how Yongnuo has solved the patent infringement issues Canon already raised with Viltrox.
Let me know what your thoughts are.[via asobinet]
YN RF 85mm f/1.8R DF DSM press release:
Small body, lightweight
This product is designed for RF mount mirrorless camera，the maximum diameter and length of the lens is about 67×88mm, and the net weight is only about 380g. The lightweight design is good for long-term handhold shooting and video recording.
Equipped with a control ring, supports silent operation
Users can assign common functions such as aperture, shutter speed, ISO sensitivity, etc. to the control ring according to their needs. Rotating the control ring can quickly adjust the corresponding parameters, greatly improving operation convenience creative efficiency.
The lens is also designed with a “Click” switch: After Click is turned on, turning the control ring will have a clear sense of gear and a “click” sound; When the Click is turned off, turning the control ring will not make any noise, which is helpful during video recording.
Note: The control ring and manual focus ring are integrated designs, please set the switch to the corresponding position when using.
Equipped with AF/MF focus mode switch，supports full-time manual focus.
Through the AF/MF focus mode switch, you can quickly switch the focus mode. When the autofocus operation is set to [ONE SHOT], you can focus manually after you keep pressing the shutter button halfway to complete the focus (full-time manual focus).
Note: The full-time manual focus function can only be used normally after enabling the corresponding settings on the camera. For detailed operations, please refer to the camera manual.
Equipped with quiet DSM stepping motor
Digitally controlled stepping motor (DSM) has a quick start-stop response, high focusing accuracy, and quieter focusing action, which is suitable for photo shooting and video recording.
The lens mount is equipped with a dust-proof and water-proof rubber ring
The lens mount is equipped with a dust-proof and water-proof rubber ring，which can effectively resist the entry of dust and water droplets.
Note: The mount position of this lens has a certain degree of waterproof performance, but it is not completely waterproof. If you are shooting in rainy weather, please try to keep the lens from getting wet.
Equipped with a low-dispersion lens
Equipped with one low-dispersion glass, which can effectively suppress the dispersion problem.
With 9 optical lenses in 8 groups, the nano-multilayer coating process
The lens adopts an optical structure of 9 lenses in 8 groups, and the lens has a nano-multilayer coating process, which can effectively increase the light transmittance and suppress back-light ghosts and glare.
F1.8 large aperture, 7 aperture blades
Flexible use of F1.8 large aperture, easy to obtain soft blur effect, highlighting the subject.
The lens is designed with 7 aperture blades. It can shoot circular diffuse spots. It can also take pictures with 14 starburst effects if the aperture is appropriately reduced.
USB firmware upgrade
Equipped with a USB Type-C interface, you can download the latest firmware to upgrade the lens to keep the lens at its best performance.
Metal bayonet, gold-plated contacts
The lens adopts high-precision metal bayonet and gold-plated contacts, which can effectively improve the signal conductivity and corrosion resistance. At the same time, it can maintain reliable communication between the camera and the lens, and realize functions such as autofocus, aperture control, and EXIF information transmission.
[via Canon Rumors]
Only for today (7/10/2020) B&H Photo has a very good Yongnuo Speedlite YN600EX-RT II deal.
Get the Yongnuo Speedlite YN600EX-RT II for Canon cameras on sale at $99. Compare at $135. Free shipping. Please note that a $36 discount is applied in cart.
Yongnuo Speedlite YN600EX-RT II deal key features:
- Canon-Compatible 2.4GHz 15-Channel Radio
- Compatible with Canon E-TTL / E-TTL II
- Guide Number: 197′ at ISO 100 and 200mm
- Zoom Range: 20-200mm (14mm with Panel)
We know the brand Yongnuo for their inexpensive lenses and flashes. Here is something different and rather unusual.
The Yongnuo YN450 is a camera with a 4/3 sensor and Canon EF mount, and like a smartphone it’s powered by Android.
As Cinema5D sums it up:
The Yongnuo YN450 is a smart mirrorless camera with Android operating system and a 16MP micro four thirds image sensor. It features a Canon EF mount, a 5″ multi-touch 1080p display, as well as a 4G SIM card slot for instant content sharing.
Yongnuo decided to equip their camera with the Canon EF lens mount, which might have to do with Yongnuo’s lens portfolio, which is based on Canon EF mount (and Nikon F mount). However, that mount makes the whole camera-lens combination very bulky and actually prevents one from being able to use more compact micro four thirds lenses, which would be a better match for the sensor, in my opinion.
Who need such a camera, and does it make sense?[via 4/3 Rumors]