Yongnuo YN 100mm f/2 lens for Nikon F-mount coming in 6 months



I received some information that the new Yongnuo YN 100mm f/2 lens for Nikon F-mount should be released in 6 months:


We are also still waiting on the Yongnuo YN 85mm f/1.8 lens for Nikon F-mount to start shipping (the Canon version is already available for sale).

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  • Nikon King

    Does it have autofocus?

    • MissAshot

      Yes it should. Canon version has and as you can see in photo there is af/mf switch.

    • Chris Chan

      See the photo, there is AF & MF switch

    • Yes

      • Proto

        Will this be a macro lens as well?

        • I don’t think so.

    • yes an “AF/MF” switch is usually a giveaway duh

      • Nikon King

        ok ok you young people with your giant phones and good eyes…

    • Mehdi R

      Autofocus isn’t reliable on these lenses..

  • Eric Calabros

    They are like “if you Nikon shooters can wait full year for a compact camera, sure you can wait 6 months for a Chinese prime lens”

  • T.I.M

    What will we do without China ?
    Even Mc Donalds commercials on YouTube are now in Chinese !

    • Allan

      And how do you know this?

      • T.I.M

        I don’t speak Chinese but I recognize it.

        • Allan

          Maybe I worded my last comment incorrectly.

          Why do you know there are McDonald’s commercials in Chinese on YouTube? 🙂

  • Spy Black

    This should be interesting.

  • Allan

    Will the manual be in Mandarin or Cantonese (Yue)? I don’t want to start learning the wrong one.

    • Spy Black

      It’ll be in Broken English…

      • nwcs

        Sometimes the translations I see in manuals are worse than a google translation. It’s amazing how cheap some places are although a good native speaking translator can get expensive for something technical and wordy.

        • FountainHead

          Dave Barry had a great bit on this in the 80s for the translation of a VCR manual…but the “translator” was the secretary of the American importer (just to keep everything politically correct by keeping the American the butt of the joke).

          As I recall, she didm’t actually speak Japanese, but had “watched he miniseries ‘Shogun’ at least three times”. Funny stuff.

          • nwcs

            I think I remember that!

          • Orange Elephant

            BUBBAS SHIPPING DOCUMENT

            IMPORTANT! READ THIS BEFORE USING YOUR NEW DEVICE

            Congratulations! You have purchased an extremely fine device that would give you thousands of years of trouble-free service, except that you undoubtedly will destroy it via some typical bonehead consumer maneuver. Which is why we ask you to:

            PLEASE FOR GOD’S SAKE READ THIS OWNER’S MANUAL CAREFULLY BEFORE YOU
            UNPACK THE DEVICE. YOU ALREADY UNPACKED IT, DIDN’T YOU? YOU UNPACKED IT AND PLUGGED IT IN AND TURNED IT ON AND FIDDLED WITH THE KNOBS, AND NOW YOUR CHILD, THE SAME CHILD WHO ONCE SHOVED A POLISH SAUSAGE INTO YOUR VIDEOCASSETTE RECORDER AND SET IT ON “FAST FORWARD”, THIS CHILD ALSO IS FIDDLING WITH THE KNOBS, RIGHT? WE MIGHT AS WELL JUST BREAK THESE DEVICES RIGHT AT THE FACTORY BEFORE WE SHIP THEM OUT, YOU KNOW THAT?!?

            We’re sorry. We just get a little crazy sometimes because we’re always getting back “defective” merchandise where it turns out that the consumer inadvertently bathed the device in acid for six days.
            So, in writing these instructions, we naturally tend to assume that your skull is filled with dead insects, but we mean nothing by it. OK? Now let’s talk about:

            1. UNPACKING THE DEVICE

            The device is encased in foam to protect it from the Shipping People, who like nothing more than to jab spears into outgoing boxes.

            PLEASE INSPECT THE CONTENTS CAREFULLY FOR GASHES OR IDA MAE BARKER’S ENGAGEMENT RING, WHICH SHE LOST LAST WEEK, AND SHE THINKS MAYBE IT WAS WHILE SHE WAS PACKING DEVICES.

            Ida Mae really wants that ring back, because it is her only proof of engagement, and her fiancee, Stuart, is now seriously considering backing out on the whole thing in as much as he had consumed most of a bottle of Jim Beam in Quality Control when he decided to pop the question. It is not without irony that Ida Mae’s last name is “Barker”, if you get our drift.

            WARNING: DO NOT EVER AS LONG AS YOU LIVE THROW AWAY THE BOX OR ANY OF
            THE PIECES OF STYROFOAM, EVEN THE LITTLE ONES SHAPED LIKE PEANUTS.

            If you attempt to return the device to the store, and you are missing one single peanut, the store personnel will laugh in the chilling
            manner exhibited by Joseph Stalin just after he enslaved Eastern Europe.

            Besides the device, the box should contain:

            * Eight little rectangular snippets of paper that say “WARNING”
            * A little plastic packet containing four 5/17 inch pilfer grommets and two club-ended 6/93 inch boxcar prawns.

            YOU WILL NEED TO SUPPLY: a matrix wrench and 60,000 feet of tram cable.

            IF ANYTHING IS DAMAGED OR MISSING: You IMMEDIATELY should turn to your spouse and say “Margaret, you know why this country
            can’t make a car that can get all the way through the drive-through at Burger King without a major transmission overhaul? Because
            nobody cares, that’s why.”

            WARNING: This is assuming your spouse’s name is Margaret. And not Pete.

            2. PLUGGING IN THE DEVICE

            The plug on this device represents the latest thinking of the electrical industry’s Plug Mutation Group, which, in a continuing effort to prevent consumers from causing hazardous electrical current to flow through their appliances, developed the Three-Pronged Plug, then the Plug Where One Prong is Bigger Than the Other. Your device is equipped with the revolutionary new Plug Whose Prongs Consist of Six Small Religious Figurines Made of Chocolate.

            DO NOT TRY TO PLUG IT IN!

            Lay it gently on the floor near an outlet, but out of direct sunlight, and clean it weekly with a damp handkerchief.

            WARNING: WHEN YOU ARE LAYING THE PLUG ON THE FLOOR, DO NOT HOLD A SHARP OBJECT IN YOUR OTHER HAND AND TRIP OVER THE CORD AND POKE YOUR EYE OUT, AS THIS COULD VOID THE WARRANTY.

            3. OPERATION OF THE DEVICE

            WARNING: WE MANUFACTURE ONLY THE ATTRACTIVE DESIGNER CASE. THE ACTUAL WORKING CENTRAL PARTS OF THE DEVICE
            ARE MANUFACTURED IN JAPAN. THE
            INSTRUCTIONS WERE TRANSLATED BY MRS. SHIRLEY PELTWATER OF ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE, WHO HAS NEVER ACTUALLY BEEN TO JAPAN BUT DOES HAVE MOST OF
            “SHOGUN” ON TAPE.

            INSTRUCTIONS: For results that can be the finest, it is our advising that: NEVER to hold these buttons two times!! Except the battery.
            Next taking the (something) earth section may cause a large occurrence! However. If this is not a trouble, such rotation is a very maintainence action, as a kindly (something) virepoint from Drawing B.

            4. WARRANTY

            Be it hereby known that this device, together with but not excluding all those certain parts thereunto, shall be warrantied against all
            defects, failures and malfunctions as shall occur between now and Thursday afternoon shortly before 2, during which time the
            Manufacturer will, at no charge to the Owner, send the device to our Service People, who will emerge from their caves and engage in
            rituals designed to cleanse it of evil spirits. This warranty does not cover the attractive designer case.

            WARNING: IT MAY BE A VIOLATION OF SOME LAW THAT MRS. SHIRLEY PELTWATER HAS “SHOGUN” ON TAPE.

          • Orange Elephant

            I posted the piece, but it got zapped. 🙁

      • decentrist

        Chinglish

    • Manderin has a load of funky new characters which I can’t read…
      But I think this is a Chinese company, not Hong Kong, right?

      • Allan

        I don’t know. So, we can hope it’s written in Yue, so you can help us read the manual. 🙂

    • jingtao chen

      Learn both and become trilingual. (I don’t think the manual could be write in Mandarin or Cantonese….. We call it Simplified Chinese or Traditional Chinese since one character could be pronounce differently and the words are slightly different)(It’s so-called broken English above, like the manual of this lens)

  • Allan

    Hello, great people of China,

    Are there any Chinese people (living in China) who read Nikon Rumors?

    • Aditya Gupta

      Most probably NR is blocked in China 😉

      • Allan

        Why? Is it because of T.I.M’s jokes? 🙂

      • Licheus

        No they are not, but everyone’s just good reading NR (and other rumor sites’) rip-off, in Chinese. People don’t speak English there you know.

        • Yes, there are several Chinese rip-off sites.

          • Allan

            Another compliment for you.

        • Allan

          There’s a good article in Wikipedia on “English Education in China”. Interesting stuff.

          “The emphasis on English education in China only emerged after 1979 when the Cultural Revolution ended, China adopted the Open Door Policy, and the United States and China established strong diplomatic ties. An estimate of the number
          of English speakers in China is over 200 million and rising, with 50 million secondary schoolchildren now studying the language.”

          • Licheus

            Ah well, as an ethnic Chinese and with half my time spent working in China, I can assure you “most” (even with the overly optimistic number listed above, that’s 900 million) people there just dont “speak” or actively use English. Kids study them because it’s mandatory for the annual Grand Exam (“Gaokao”, which just took place days ago).

            Again, if ripoff versions in your mother tone are conveniently available on the local social media (“Weibo”, Wechat), why bother read the original after all?

            • The point here is that many major Chinese websites have no respect for copyright – many of my own pictures I use here on my blog are used by some major Chinese websites without providing any credit. This has been going on pretty much from the day I started 10 years ago.

            • Allan

              Thanks.

              I continue to be curious to know if there are Chinese photographers living in China who read Nikon Rumors (here), and post comments here.

              Is Nikon Rumors blocked in China?

            • I don’t think NikonRumors is blocked in China. At one point I had to disable access to Russia because of the large number of attacks on the server 🙂

            • Allan

              Why would NR have attacks on the server from anyone? What are they trying to disrupt?

            • I don’t even think it was done by a human for a particular reason – those are machines setup try any server and get as much as they can, then they sell everything packaged up on the dark web – you buy the hacked data in bulk and hope to score something valuable.

            • Allan

              Thanks.

            • Allan

              Oops. I see you already answered the question about NR being blocked in China.

      • jingtao chen

        Nope…. Everything works fine….

  • jonebize

    It looks exactly like the Canon, which was a great, fast, affordable option. If the optics were comparable, that would be a great way to get a portrait lens for Nikon

    • Jeffry De Meyer

      Nikon has a bunch of relatively cheap but awesome prime lenses, canon has some cheap lenses but most aren’t all that great.
      You need to spend to get well made lenses on the canon side

  • Mehdi R

    I was thinking what those two remaining Nikon lenses are..
    Supertelephoto?

    • Member

      One of them could be a Nikon AF-P 18-55 1:3.5-5.6 GE

      • Mehdi R

        Not interested, they should release more pro lenses for D500 and D7500.

        • Member

          I agree with the last part. However an E-version of the basic kitlens could give us a clue wether the F-mount is there to stay in the mirrorless future.
          Nikon indeed do need more lenses for their higher end DX bodies but to me it doesn’t necessarily mean DX lenses

    • CBJ

      I think there is a 70-300 AF-P around and a rumoured 300 2.8 but who knows. For a while the 70-300 seemed pretty much a sure thing.

  • CaMeRa QuEsT

    Seen the MTFs and I’m not even sure why do people even bother? You can get an optically excellent Nikkor 85mm f2 Ai that was made with the highest ever QC for about the same price, and you can unload it at the same price you bought it for any day, any time. With the YN, you are already starting with both poor optical (there’s astigmatism everywhere) and electromechanical design (anyone in for a lens that can double as a “personal massaging device”?), then the lens goes through manufacturing processes with questionable QC and then is sold with probably no meaningful warranty. At the end of the day you’ll be lucky if you can unload it for 1/2 what you originally paid. I really believe that the 85mm f1.8g is worth much more than the 2 1/2 times it costs over the YN, both in optical excellence and in peace of mind.

  • decisivemoment

    Well, I guess if you have a bunch of 58mm filters around and/or don’t mind manual focusing the wrong direction…..

    • Member

      Pretty expensive way to put your 58mm filters to use.
      I would prefer buying a step up ring instead. Provided those 58mm filters are any good.

  • Spy Black

    Because it’ll be cheap and fun.

  • outkasted

    what I hope is that these lenses have killer ‘micro contrast’

    • jstevez

      I know what you’re doing there, LOL

  • ambient_exposure

    i am interested to see what it can do, however hearing the af noise on the 85 in a youtube video reminds me of some particular super loud af-d lenses. i know it won’t be af-s but the 85 is loud in the video.

  • Jeffry De Meyer

    Maybe in the US, here in Europe you need to get really lucky to get a nice deal on decent glass on the used market.

  • damn i was miss informed, they said may before. =(

  • fanboy fagz

    if its on the level of 105 D 2.8 im in.

  • Rod P

    What an excellent idea for a lens!! Well done Yongnuo. Please take note Nikon

  • Michiel953

    Yeah that 85/2.0 AiS is excellent with film, but is it excellent with a 24Mp sensor, f.i.? Maybe I should try mine on my D810 for a while.

    • Spy Black

      It is, actually. A bit soft wide open, not surprisingly, but one stop down all is good. Beyond that it’s fantastic till diffraction sets in. Unless you replace the focusing screen you’ll have a bit of a hard time with it however.

      • Michiel953

        Interesting. I always liked it @f2.8/4.0 for close up Tri/X portraits. I should compare it against my 85/1.4G.

        • Spy Black

          The G is a modern lens, so you’ll be much sharper wide open, the Ai will start catching up by f/4, and be fairly on par at f/5.6-8. The contrast into direct light will be better on the G due to it’s modern coatings.

          • Michiel953

            Wide open doesn’t interest me a lot. For my style of close-up head portraits (framefilling, usually almost at minimum focusing distance) f4.0 is best anyway. Curious to find out!

            • Spy Black

              Not surprisingly, you’ll get a more classical rendering off the Ai, which actually suits portraits well. Focusing will be a bit tricky with the modern focus screen, but if you like what you’re seeing you can always install a classic screen from focusingscreen.com.

    • CaMeRa QuEsT

      I used mine (an Ai-S, actually) a lot with my previous A7 and even wide open it was a charm for portraits. Indeed, stopped down it is tack sharp and contrasty. But my even older 105 f2.5 K is actually even sharper and more contrasty, even wide open, and it is usually cheaper still to get than the 85 f2. There are so many great, even “legendary” options out there for smart people with a tight budget that I really can’t see any value in paying for these junk lenses.

      • Michiel953

        Yeah, I’ve got the 105/2.5 Ai , albeit a slightly different design I believe.

      • Spy Black

        I dunno, my 85 f/2 is sharper than my 105 f/2.5 aperture for aperture. The K lens thing is a bit of overhype, it’s no different than it’s successor other than the Ai ring. It was the older Sonnar P type that was considered better, albeit without the benefit of multicoating.

    • Um, yeah, AI-S and even E series lenses are INSANELY sharp on 24 MP full-frame. Especially one stop down.

      But, if you need AF, then you need AF…

  • CERO

    And hows the quality so far?
    Are they worth it?

    • paige4o4

      I have they’re 50mm lens. They’re good value, but you also get what you pay for. So I think they make excellent backup lenses. Like if your primary lens is a 70-200, you can toss this little 100mm in a bag just in case the worst should happen to your zoom (lost, stolen, breaks, etc).

  • A lens that looks like a Canon, on my Nikon? …No thanks.

  • jingtao chen

    I am waiting for 24/2.8, It is rumored that they would copy EF 24 2.8(slower 24 , announced at 1988), That would be great for Nikon DX user (35DX is great cheap prime why not nikon make a 24DX, damn….)

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