A Review of the Affordable Yongnuo 35mm f/2Z DF DSM Lens

The Yongnuo 35mm f/2Z DF DSM, just like the company's well-known speedlights, is quite affordable, making it an intriguing option for a large range of users. This excellent video review takes a look at the lens and the sort of performance and image quality you can expect from it in usage. 

Coming to you from Matt Irwin Photography, this great video review takes a look at the Yongnuo 35mm f/2Z DF DSM lens. At $299, the 35mm f/2 is very affordable, though it still comes with a nice range of features, including: 

  • Optical design:
    • One aspherical element
    • One high refractive index element
    • Reduces spherical aberrations and distortion
    • Enhances clarity, definition, and sharp image quality
    • One low-dispersion glass element to reduce dispersion issues
  • DSM (Digital Stepping Motor) autofocus system for fast and quiet focusing
  • Customizable control ring and Fn button
  • AF/MF focus mode switch
  • Nano multi-layer coating to reduce flares and ghosting
  • Seven-blade diaphragm for smoother bokeh
  • Chrome-plated metal lens mount for durability and secure camera fit
  • Gold-plated contacts for reliable lens-camera communication
  • Filter Size: 52 mm (front)
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 13.78" / 0.35 m
  • Maximum Magnification: 0.13x
  • Weight: 10.2 oz / 290 g

Check out the video above for Irwin's full thoughts on the lens. 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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