Yongnuo to announce a new 14mm f/2.8 lens


Yongnuo will soon announce a new YN 14mm f/2.8 ultra-wide prime autofocus lens. Pricing and availability are not yet available. Stay tuned for updates.

Yongnuo YN 14mm f/2.8 lens design:

Yongnuo YN 14mm f/2.8 lens MTF chart:

Additional pictures:

Yongnuo lenses are available for sale at B&H and Amazon.

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  • Aldo

    Holy…

  • MikoSwabeard

    Wiw!

  • Eric Calabros

    Pretty sharp at the center.. only.

    • T.I.M

      Let’s wait and see….

  • Which optical formula are they using / stealing? Canon? That would be an utter shame. If only they could get their hands on the Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 optical formula, that would be impressive.

    Then again, I’d probably never want to own it, since I have zero need for autofocus in a 14mm, and the existing Roki-Bow-Yang lenses are already very poorly constructed, I can only imagine how much worse the build quality / longevity is on a Yongnuo knock-off lens.

    • AFAIK patents usually last 20 years. This is why Yongnuo have been reproducing old designs such as the Canon 50mm f/1.8. Therefore it’s too early to hope for a Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 knock-off 😉

    • Abdul Ghani

      Looking at the design, i think they are copying canon

    • EnPassant

      Their own. The 14mm f/2.8 lenses from Canon, Nikon Samyang and Sigma all have 14 elements! Really strange. But that is the fact. This lens on the other hand looks to have just 12 elements. Propably thanks to the use of more advanced glass.. I would for tests and price before making any decision.

      • That would be absolutely fascinating, and impressive, if they made their own optical formula. I wouldn’t put it past them to take the old Canon formula (lenses look similar in size, compared to Nikon / Rokinon) …and then just make a minor modification to make it either better, (unlikely) …or cheaper to produce. (more likely)

        But, you’re right, we shouldn’t count this chicken until it has hatched. If it turned out roughly as sharp as the existing Rokinon 14 2.8, bet lighter and roughly the same price, I’d consider buying it. (Don’t care about AF, but do care about build quality. I doubt the build quality of a Yongnuo lens is very good, but then again Rokinon’s (older) 14 isn’t much to write home about either.

  • Abdul Ghani

    If price is under $300 (am i dreaming ..), vignetting is not bad in apsc, quite sharp at f2,8, i will buy

  • Another Fiji Catastrophe

    The Huge flange distance is a serious technical flaw …

  • CaMeRa QuEsT

    Do Yongnuo’s boffins know something that CaNikon doesn’t? How do they achieve higher MFTs while using less glass elements (12 instead of 14) than CaNikon?

    • TurtleCat

      MTFs are not comparable between companies. They each use different methodologies. Most are theoretical, computer generated, and when focused at infinity.

  • Luboš

    no idea why they are shifting focus to lenses? Nikon, Canon, Sigma, Tamron, Rokinon..
    in meanwhile they completely missed the train in which they did reasonably good job, in flash and lights accessories. In this segment Godox just run over them. So, they are stack in middle of nowhere…

  • Richard Haw

    purple: super low dispersion aspherical
    blue: aspherical

  • Tommy Botello

    Imagine all the looks you’ll get from Canonites when they think you’re using a red-ringed L lens on your Nikon body.

  • benjamin

    Nice… I’m still holding on to my Tokina at-x pro 17mm f/3.5 AF-D. all the current UWAs are just too large and heavy. it’s an awesome lens, and holds up really well even on current bodies. A real gem.

  • Richard Hart

    I don’t understand how to read mtf, could someone please elaborate? Why provide this before sample images? samyang produced a 14mm autofocus for sony mirrorless, but I believe it was pretty lackluster despite the price. China doesn’t hold value with intellectual property. They will only get into trouble outside of China. I have a 14-24mm and a 15-30mm by Tamron. I use the Tamron more as I like the zoom range. The 1mm at the wide end is very little difference in fov. it is half the price without much difference in image quality.

    • jonebize

      Try google

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