Top 5 Yongnuo Lenses

#1 - Yongnuo YN 16mm f/1.8 DA DSM


The Yongnuo YN 16mm f/1.8 DA DSM lens for Sony's E-mount offers great image quality, solid build, and an impressive maximum aperture. It is a good value for the price and highly recommended.


  • Impressive wide angle with maximum aperture of f/1.8
  • Sturdy and durable build quality
  • Smooth and quiet focus controls, suitable for video shooting
  • Good value for the price


  • Some softening and fringing at the closest focusing range
  • Minor color fringing at wider apertures

#2 - Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8 DA DSM 'Pro' Autofocus


The Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8 DA DSM 'Pro' Autofocus lens for Fuji X is a high-quality lens with a functional design, good image quality, and smooth autofocus. It offers sharpness, good contrast, and minimal distortion, making it a great option for portrait and subject photography.


  • High-quality build and design
  • Excellent sharpness and contrast
  • Good close-up performance
  • Quick and smooth autofocus


  • Notable chromatic aberration at wider apertures
  • Slight distortion in the corners at smaller apertures
  • Relatively expensive for a 50mm f/1.8 lens

#3 - Yongnuo 85mm f/1.8 II


The Yongnuo 85mm f/1.8 lens has undergone some improvements, particularly with its autofocus system. Despite its limitations, it remains a good value for the price.


  • Improved autofocus speed
  • Maintains good optical quality
  • Good value for the price


  • Noise during autofocus
  • Limited compatibility with older cameras

#4 - Yongnuo 100mm f/2


The Yongnuo 100mm f/2 lens is a surprisingly good lens for its low price. It has some compatibility issues, but it offers nice sharpness and contrast. The build quality is decent and it produces pleasing backgrounds.


  • Great sharpness and contrast
  • Decent build quality
  • Produces pleasing backgrounds


  • Compatibility issues
  • Soft corners at wide apertures
  • Serious issues in bright light

#5 - Yongnuo 35mm f/2 R DF DSM


The Yongnuo 35mm f/2 R DF DSM (Canon RF version) lens is a good budget option for Canon EOS R mirrorless cameras. It has a decently wide angle, a bright aperture, and good build quality. The autofocus is quick and accurate, but there are occasional communication issues with the camera. The image quality is average, with some chromatic aberration and softness at wider apertures, but it performs reasonably well for the price.


  • Decently wide angle and bright aperture
  • Good build quality and weather sealing
  • Quick and accurate autofocus
  • Acceptable image quality for the price


  • Occasional communication issues with the camera
  • Lacks image stabilization
  • Softness and chromatic aberration at wider apertures