Yongnuo officially announced a new version of their budget-friendly 50mm lens: Yongnuo YN 50mm f/1.4 II. The new model is already listed on Amazon for around $199.
Optically, the lens looks the same as you still get 9 lens elements in 7 groups which produce a 46° angle of view, and a 7-blade aperture that runs from F1.4 to F22. The new Yongnuo YN 50mm f/1.4 II lens has an improved mechanical structure and uses a new coating technology, which has increased focus accuracy and helps control ghosting and glare.
After Yongnuo updated their YN 50mm f/1.8 II lens, the company also unveiled a new version of their YN 50mm f/1.4 lens. The available mounts are not yet announced, but Yongnuo usually releases a Canon and Nikon versions.
New Yongnuo YN 50mm f/1.4 II Lens Announced
F1.4 Bright and Large Aperture
Real bokeh Background blur helps to highlight the subject easily. Even in low light environment, you can take photograph with low sensitivity and relatively high shutter speed.
USB Firmware Upgrade
This lens is equipped with USB port. To keep best performance and compatibility of this lens, you can download the latest firmware and update this lens independently.
Live View Focusing (Lv)
This lens supports live view focusing (Lv). When Lv mode is on, this lens can focus from special angles, or focus precisely from the broadened view on the display screen.
Electromagnetic Aperture, Automatic Exposure Shooting
This lens is built-in with electromagnetic aperture, which supports M/Av/Tv/P/B shooting mode.
Glass Optical Lens, Multilayer Coating
The whole series of this product adopts glass optical lens and multilayer coating technology to effectively increase light transmittance and control backlight ghost image and glare.
7pcsof Diaphragm Leaves
This Lens has 7pcs of diaphragm leaves, which helps to take picture of circular defocused spots as well as 14-star effect if you stop down the aperture.
Gold-plated Contact, Durable Metal Mount
This lens adopts gold-plated contact and high-accuracy chrome-plated metal mount. It’s wearable, corrosion-resistant, and highly consistent with the camera.
Focus Modes: Auto Focus (AF) and Manual Focus (MF)
This lens supports auto focus and manual focus. The focus mode can be selected according to practical requirement.
Focus Distance Indicator
This Lens is equipped with focus distance indicator, which helps you to judge the distance and accomplish manual focus.