Yongnuo Announced Four New Lenses For E/X/Z Mount

We previously broke 5 lenses coming from Yongnuo

  • Yongnuo 11mm f/1.8
  • Yongnuo 23mm f/1.4
  • Yongnuo 33mm f/1.4
  • Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8
  • Yongnuo 56mm f/1.4

Since then Yongnuo has announced 4 of the 5 upcoming lenses the

  • Yongnuo YN 11mm f/1.8S DA DSM WL
  • Yongnuo YN 23mm f/1.4 DA DSM WL
  • Yongnuo YN 33mm f/1.4 DA DSM WL
  • Yongnuo YN 56mm f/1.4 DA DSM WL

So maybe the Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8 will be a full-frame lens for multiple mounts

Yongnuo lenses can be found on Amazon and B&H Photo

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Viltrox 27mm f/1.2 Pro Coming in December

The Viltrox 27mm f/1.2 Pro for E-mount was listed on Amazon months ago, but it is now expected to launch in December. The lens has already shipped for X-mount and by all accounts, it is a great lens and it should be great on E-mount too.

  • STM focus motor
  • All-metal lens body
  • Stepped aperture ring design
  • Minimum focusing distance: 0.28m
  • Weighs about 560g
  • Dust-proof and splash-proof design
  • Waterproof and anti-fouling coating
  • Part of Viltrox’s “Pro” series of lenses
  • Optical design: 15 elements in 11 groups, including two extra-low dispersion (ED) lenses and five high-refractive index lenses combined with high-definition nano-multi-layer coatings

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OL: Viltrox AF 20mm f/2.8 – Very Good Results With A Flaw

Viltrox AF 20mm f/2.8 FE:  B&H Photo / Amazon

Optical Limits published its full Viltrox AF 20mm f/2.8 review which you can read here or check out the excerpt below:

The Viltrox AF 20mm f/2.8 FE is a super affordable ultra-wide lens that is capable of very good results – with a flaw. Technically, it produces very sharp results at relevant aperture settings. However, strong field curvature is an issue at large apertures, so for best results, you should stop down to f/5.6. Whether the field curvature is relevant to you at all depends on the application. It’ll be noticeable if you do astrophotography or city scenes at night if you shoot at f/2.8. For vlogging or typical landscape photography, this isn’t a real issue. The amount of vignetting is very high at f/2.8, but with activated auto-correction, it’s not a big deal from f/4 onward. Image distortions are present but not overly pronounced. They are a bit wavy, though. Lateral CAs are generally nothing to worry about. The quality of the bokeh is decent for a lens in this class.

Despite the low price tag, the build quality is surprisingly high. Unlike in their Pro lenses, they’ve used plastic for the lens body, but it feels pretty good despite the very low weight. Combined with its tiny size, it’s also not a burden in your camera bag. There is no weather sealing, but that’s hardly surprising. The AF is sufficiently fast and silent.

Overall, the Viltrox AF 20mm f/2.8 FE is probably the go-to lens for people who are on a budget. Yes, something like Sony’s own FE 20mm f/1.8 G is better, but it also resides in a very different price sphere.

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BCN Lens Sales 2023

BCN posted a breakdown of lens sales and third-party manufacturers have really taken off lately with Sigma leading the way at 18.9% followed by Tamron at 17.8%, while Sony produced 14.5%. Tamron and Sigma make great lenses, but I think Tamron has been more consistent at releasing desirable lenses while Sigma can be hit or miss.

  • Interchangeable lenses are now on sale. According to data compiled by BCN, the only time in the past year that sales were lower than the same month last year was in December last year. The last time the sales amount was lower than the previous year was in October 2020. Furthermore, the average unit price is also on the rise. Sales have been steadily increasing for two years. Currently, both the number of books and the amount of sales continue to increase by almost double digits.
  • In particular, third-party lenses manufactured by manufacturers such as Sigma and Tamron are seeing an increase in their sales share. Currently, third-party manufacturers account for 30% to 40% of all interchangeable lenses sold, and their presence is growing. Even this October, they held first and second place in terms of sales share, beating out the genuine group.
  • Sigma ranks first, with an 18.9% share in sales. Tamron came in second with 17.8%. With a slight gap, the genuine Sony finally came in 3rd place with 14.5%. Nikon came in 4th place with 14.2%, followed by Canon in 5th place with 12.9%.
  • The best-selling lens by lens was Sigma’s 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN Contemporary (FUJIFILM X).
  • Sony’s E-mount lenses for mirrorless cameras sell the most lenses by mount. As of October, it accounted for 36.6%. Next was Nikon’s Z mount lenses at 14.2%.
  • Sony actively releases mount information. Allows third party participation. Nikon has followed Sony’s lead and gradually begun disclosing mount information, and third parties are also increasingly entering the market. It can be said that the boom in the lens market is largely due to the contribution of these third parties.

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Meike AF 85mm F1.4 Announced

Meike announced the Meike AF 85mm F1.4 and it can be purchased from their store on Amazon soon.


  • Format: Full size
  • Mount: E/Z
  • Focal length: 85mm
  • Aperture value: F1.4-F16
  • Aperture blades: 12 pieces
  • Lens configuration: 13 elements in 8 groups
  • Shortest shooting distance: 0.98m
  • Maximum imaging magnification: unknown
  • Filter diameter: 77mm
  • Dustproof and splashproof:
  • AF: STM
  • Image stabilization:-
  • Other functions:
    ・Aperture ring
    ・AFL button
    ・USB-C port
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Venus Optics Aurogon FF 10-50x NA0.5 Supermicro APO Lens Explored

Venus Optics Aurogon FF 10-50x NA0.5 Supermicro APO:
B&H Photo /  Laowa

The Venus Optics Aurogon FF 10-50x NA0.5 Supermicro APO is a unique lens that was announced a while ago, but it is only just starting to become available from B&H Photo. There are also some reviews/previews now available that you can watch below for this very unique microscope lens. There wasn’t much information about this lens when it launched, but its ability to be used on full frame and medium format systems could lead to some exciting new shooting opportunities.


Laowa Aurogon FF 10-50x NA0.5 Supermicro APO
Magnification 10x 20x 35x 50x
Adjustable numerical aperture(NA) 0.5 / 0.45 /0.4 / 0.35 / 0.30 / 0.25 / 0.2 / 0.15
Working distance(mm) 20
Maximum objective diameter(mm) 50
Length of the objective lens(mm) 167
Weight of objective lens(g) 390
Aperture blades 9
Wavelength ranger(nm) 435-656
Maximum diameter of tube lens (mm) 70 70 70 70
Length of tube lens (mm) (excluded cover) 112 163 210 253
Weight of tube lens(g) 377 444 530 609
Maximum distortion 0.60% 0.80% 0.40% 0.40%
Image field diameter Full frame (24mm×36mm)
Conjugate distance(mm) 299.4 370 420.2 465.1
Mount PL / Canon EF / Nikon F / Sony E /
Canon RF / Nikon Z / L mount / GFX

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