Yongnuo announces their second lens: the Yongnuo 35mm f/2 ! After a 50mm f/1.8 which strongly reminded me the Canon version, and which offered a very good quality/price ratio, we will see if this 35mm f/2 is in the same vein.
Best known for its low cost accessories and flash heads, alternative to Canon and Nikon. Launched in 2015 after the 50mm f/1.8, the 35mm f/2 follows a different path from its older sister. While the nifty fifty was a plastic fantastic clone to Canonís well regarded 50mm f/1.8 II, this 35 is a whole new product, bigger and lighter than the vintage EF 35 f/2. It revolves around the same selling point: for just US$99 you get a fully automatic lens, with focus and aperture motors, and a complete optical formula, covering up to the 135 full frame format (56mm APS-C equiv.).
The 100mm f/2 is the third Canon EF mount lens introduced by the Chinese third-party brand Yongnuo, by the end of 2016. Known for itís low-cost flash heads, radio transmitters and LED illuminators, this manufacturer has been venturing in the lens market, offering a timid line-up for Canon and Nikon cameras, but at extremely attractive prices; welcomed by most photographers. Just like the 35mm f/2 and the 50mm f/1.8 before it, Yongnuo bases its designs and optical formulas on older first-party lenses, to save on R&D thus delivering cheaper products