The Yongnuo YN450 is a Mirrorless Android Camera with 4/3 Sensor and Canon EF Mount

Yongnuo Yn450

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]

Yongnuo YN 35mm f/1.4 Lens (Canon Mount) In Stock And Ready To Ship At Amazon US

Yongnuo YN 35mm

Amazon US has the  Yongnuo YN 35mm f/1.4 lens for Canon mount in stock and ready to ship at $399.99.

Product highlights:

  • 35mm focal length provides wider angle of view for various photographic subjects such as landscape, portrait, street snap.You can also get close to the subject to do a close-up shooting with closest focusing distance of approx.0.35m and large aperture of F1.4 flexibly.
  • Bokeh can be obtained easily to highlight the effect of the subject,in low-light conditions,you can also use low sensitivity and higher shutter speed for shooting. Equipped with 2 pieces of aspherical lenses, which can effectively compensate a variety of aberration.
  • The whole series of this product adopt glass optical lens and multilayer coating technology to effectively increase light transmittance and control backlight ghost image and glare. Adopts 2 pieces of abnormal dispersion lenses,which not only effectively represses dispersion lens problem ,but also improves secondary spectrum.
  • Equipped with USB port. You can download the latest firmware from the official YONGNUO website and update the lens. Live view focusing (Lv). makes it easier to focus when shooting from special angles, or focus precisely from the broadened view on the display screen.
  • Adopts 7pcs of aperture blades, which helps to take picture of circular defocused spots as well as 14-star effect if you stop down the aperture. Supports auto focus and manual focus,you can select the focus mode according to your own shooting needs.

New Yongnuo YN50mm f1.8 II lens announced

Yongnuo YN50mm F1.8 II

Yongnuo released a new version of their inexpensive 50mm lens, the YN50mm f1.8 II. The new Yongnuo YN50mm f1.8 II is available on eBay. Yongnuo products can be found at Amazon.

Yongnuo press release:

Small Lens with Super Bokeh Effect

YONGNUO YN50mm F1.8 II

Supports USB-free Firmware Upgrade 

Firmware of the lens can be upgraded through camera instead of using USB port, which not only meets the requirements of firmware upgrade and appearance design, but also avoids the incompatibility problems caused by different computer operating systems.(Note: this function needs to be supported by camera)

F1.8 Bright Aperture

Maximum aperture F1.8,bokeh effect is easily achieved ,which brings you more fun during photographing.

New Mechanical Structure, New Coating Technology

YN50mm F1.8 II has all the product advantages of the last generation. By improving the mechanical structure and coating technology, its focus accuracy, auto-focus speed and light transmittance are increased. Furthermore, it can control backlight ghost and glare.

Durable Metal Mount

YN50mm F1.8 II adopts chrome-plated and high-accuracy metal mount. It’s wearable, corrosion-resistant, and highly consistent with the body of the camera.

0.35m Closest Focusing Distance

Compared with the first generation, the closet focusing distance of YN50mm F1.8 II is shortened to 0.35m.You can get closer to the object for photography and enlarge the object.

Focus Modes: Auto Focus (AF) and Manual Focus (MF)

YN50mm F1.8 II supports auto focus and manual focus. The focus mode can be selected according to practical requirement.

Focus Distance Indicator is convenient for you to estimate the distance and the depth of field.

YN50mm F1.8 II has 7pcs of aperture blades, which helps to take picture of circular defocused spots or helps to stop down and take picture of 14-star effect.

Yongnuo YN50mm f1.8 II
Yongnuo YN50mm f1.8 II

New Yongnuo lens announced, the YN60mm f2 Macro

Yongnuo YN60mm F2 Macro

Yongnuo has a new lens, the Yongnuo YN60mm f2 Macro. Yongnuo products are available on Amazon.

Press release:

YONGNUO Macro Lens YN60mm F2 MF

0.234m macro mode, the magnification ratio is up to 1:1

The nearest focus distance can reach about 0.234m, and the magnification ratio is up to 1:1. Shooting in macro mode and infinity mode both can achieve good image quality, which is suitable for shooting in macro, portrait, landscape and other scenes.

Supports USB-free Firmware Upgrade

Firmware of the lens can be upgraded through camera instead of using USB port, which not only meets the requirements of firmware upgrade and appearance design, but also avoids the incompatibility problems caused by different computer operating systems.(Note: this function needs to be supported by camera)

F2 Large Aperture

F2 bright and large aperture, easy to create beautiful bokeh effect and highlight the subject.

Built-in electromagnetic aperture, supports automatic exposure shooting

Built-in electromagnetic aperture, supports M/Av/Tv/P/B and other shooting modes, and can effectively improve the accuracy and durability of the aperture control.

High precision manual focus, supports focus prompt

Adopts high precision focusing structure design, supports half-press shutter manual focus prompt.

Glass Lenses, Multi-coated

The whole series products are formed by glass lenses, adopting multi-coated technology, which effectively improve light transmittance and inhibit the ghost shadow and glare in photographing.

Seven Aperture Blades

The aperture blades are up to 7 pieces, which allows you to shoot the circular defocused spots, appropriately stopping down can also achieve the 14 astral effect.

Metal Bayonet, Outstanding durability

Adopts chrome high precision metal bayonet, which fits the camera body perfectly, and the bayonet is wear and corrosion resistant, durable in use.

Equipped with focus distance indicator

Equipped with focus distance indicator, it is convenient for you to estimate the distance of the subject.

Gold Plating Technology

Adopts gold plating metal contacts, effectively improves the signal conductivity and corrosion resistance.

Specifications

Focal Length 60mm
Lens Construction 9 groups 10 blades
Aperture Blades 7 blades
Minimum Aperture F/16
Closest Focusing Distance about 0.234 meters
Maximum Magnification 1×
Filter Diameter 67mm

YONGNUO YN14mm F/2.8 Ultra-wide Angle Prime Lens in stock and ready to ship

YONGNUO YN14mm F/2.8YONGNUO YN14mm F/2.8 at a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • UD Aspherical and Aspherical Elements
  • Anomalous Dispersion and UHR Elements
  • Multi-Coated Elements
  • DC Autofocus Motor, AF/MF Switch
  • Micro-USB Port for Firmware Updates
  • Seven-Blade Diaphragm

The YONGNUO YN14mm F/2.8 Ultra-wide Angle Prime Lens is in stock and ready to ship for $557.99 at Amazon US.

The YN 14mm f/2.8 looks very similar to Canon’s 14mm lenses. Interesting detail: the Yongnuo YN 14mm f/2.8 has a USB port for firmware updates. Although the new Yongnuo lens looks similar to Canon’s 14mm f/2.8 II lens it’s not a clone.

Yongnuo announces YN 14mm f/2.8 lens for Canon mount

YN 14mm F/2.8

Yongnuo YN 14mm f/2.8 at a glance:

  • Focal Length 14mm
  • Lens Structure 9 groups 12pcs
  • Diaphragm Leaves 7pcs
  • Minimum Aperture 22
  • Minimum Focus Distance Approx 0.2m
  • Maximum Amplification Factor Approx 0.15x
  • Drive System DC Motor
  • Maximum Diameter and Length Approx Φ86×105mm
  • Weigh tApprox 780g

Chinese manufacturer Yongnuo announced a ultra-wide angle lens for Canon mount, the YN 14mm f/2.8. The YN 14mm f/2.8 looks very similar to Canon’s 14mm lenses. Interesting detail: the Yongnuo YN 14mm f/2.8 has a USB port for firmware updates. Although the new Yongnuo lens looks similar to Canon’s 14mm f/2.8 II lens it’s not a clone. As for the time of writing neither the price nor the shipping date are known.

From Yongnuo:

A Professional Lens of Capturing Grand View

YONGNUO Ultra-wide Angle Prime Lens YN14mm F2.8

114° Ultra-wide Angle

The diagonal angle of view is about 114°. For YN14mm F2.8 helps to collect the vast landscape and giant structures, it’s easier to show a grand and solemn atmosphere.

High-precision,Ultra-low Dispersion and Aspherical Lens
It carries two high-precision aspherical glass lenses, one of which adopts ultra-low dispersion lens, which effectively compensates various optical aberration,  minimizes chromatic aberrations, and provides excellent sharpness and color correction.

Precision-machined Abnormal Dispersion Lens

YN14mm 2.8 adopts 1pcs of abnormal dispersion lens, which helps to better control the dispersion problem from super-wide angle and large aperture, and, helps to improve second order spectrum.

Glass Optical Lens, Multilayer Coating

It adopts glass optical lens and multilayer coating technology to effectively increase light transmittance and minimize backlight ghost image and glare.

Firmware Upgrade

YN14mm F2.8 is equipped with USB port. The users can download the latest firmware from the official YONGNUO website and update the lens to keep the best compatibility and performance.

F2.8 Large Aperture

With F2.8 bright and large aperture, background blurred, subject highlighted.

Focus Modes: Auto Focus (AF) and Manual Focus (MF)

YN14mm F2.8 supports auto focus and manual focus. The focus mode can be selected according to practical requirement.

7 pieces of Aperture Blades

YN14mm F2.8 has 7 pieces of aperture blades, which helps to take picture of circular defocused spots and helps to reduce the aperture and take picture of 14-star effect.

Durable Metal Mount

YN14mm F2.8 adopts chrome-plated and high-accuracy metal mount. It’s wearable, corrosion-resistant, and highly consistent with the camera.

Focus Distance Indicator

YN14mm F2.8 is equipped with focus distance indicator. It’s convenient for you to judge the distance and the depth of field.

Gold-plating Technology

The metal contacts adopts gold-plating technology,which brings the advantages of excellent signal transduction ,perfect image quality and new performance breakthroughs.