YongNuo have unveiled of all things a prime 50mm lens! The new YN 50mm F1.4 very much resembling the original Canon EF 50mm F/1.4 USM.
The YN 50mm F1.4 prototype lens was seen on display, and featured at the YongNuo stand last week at the China International Photograph & Electrical Imaging Machinery and Technology trade show.
Other than the new lens there does not appear to be anything new in the way of lighting gear released. The already available YN-E3-RT transmitter does not even appear to be on display.
There is not much in they way of details on the new YN 50mm F1.4 lens, the display unit reported to be a basic prototype. The display banners would indicate YongNuo are serious about promoting and producing the new lens though.
YongNuo prices are generally around half that of the Canon equivalent. With the excellent $110 Canon 50mm f/1.8 already available though, the YN-50mm F1.4 may still be a tough sell, unless they really do have some extra performance to offer over the basic Canon f1.8 lens.
Its very interesting to see YongNuo now diversifying into lens production of all things though.
In the mean time the long wait for the YN-622C-TX transmitter, YN-600EX-RT flash, and now very long awaited YN-560-TX continues.
More images of the YN 50mm F1.4 can be seen here – www.weibo.com/szyongnuo