Yongnuo officially announced a new version of their budget-friendly 50mm lens: Yongnuo YN 50mm f/1.8 II. The new model is already listed on eBay for around $74 (only Cann EF mount available).
Optically, the lens looks the same as you still get 6 lens elements in 5 groups which produce a 46° angle of view, and a 7-blade aperture that runs from F1.8 to F22. The new Yongnuo YN 50mm f/1.8 II lens has an improved mechanical structure and uses a new coating technology, which has increased focus accuracy and helps control ghosting and glare. A chrome-plated metal mount has been introduced and the lens can be switched between manual and autofocus modes.
New Yongnuo YN 50mm f/1.8 II Lens Announced
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.