YongNuo, started as a cheap China flash / speedlight maker, has ventured into camera lens business. In recent years, they have made 50mm, 35mm and 100mm lenses for the Canon mount.
Nikon users looking for some budget glass will soon have a couple of new options. According to a detailed report by Nikon Rumors – complete with product shots, specs, MTF charts and more—Chinese gear maker Yongnuo will soon release both a 100mm F2N lens and 40mm F2.8N pancake lens for Nikon F-mount.
The 100mm F2 lens is already available for Canon EF mount, and we have no reason to believe the Nikon version will be much different. According to the specs posted on NR, the lens features eight lens elements in six groups, a 9-blade aperture, autofocus support, a max aperture of F19 and a minimum focusing distance of 0.9m (~3 feet).
The 40mm F2.8 pancake lens isn’t available in any mount yet, but when it does arrive it will reportedly sport six lens elements in four groups, a 6-blade aperture, max aperture of F22, a minimum focusing distance of 0.3m (~1 foot) and will only weigh 130g.
Nikon Rumors seems to believe these lenses will be official very soon, possibly later this week. The 100mm F2 should cost around RM742.00 (incl. GST) (the price of the current Canon version), and we’ll just have to wait to see where Yongnuo prices their 40mm F2.8.