A Review of the Yongnuo YN 50mm f/1.8 DA DSM PRO Lens

Yongnuo was once known for making extremely affordable speedlights, and while they still do that, they have also moved into making lenses in recent years. One such example is the YN 50mm f/1.8 DA DSM PRO for Fujifilm X Series cameras, which offers very impressive performance at a reasonable price, making it a great option for portrait and wedding photographers. This excellent video review takes a look at the lens and the sort of performance and image quality you can expect from the lens in practice. 

Coming to you from Christopher Frost, this great video review takes a look at the Yongnuo YN 50mm f/1.8 DA DSM PRO lens for Fujifilm X Series cameras. Despite its affordable price of $299, the lens still comes with a nice range of features, including: 

  • SW function selection switch, allowing aperture or focus control from the lens
  • OLED screen showing aperture status
  • 9-blade diaphragm for particularly smooth bokeh
  • High-resolution optical design for high clarity and color accuracy
  • Digital Stepping Motor (DSM) for quick, quiet, and precise autofocus performance
  • Chrome-plated metal lens mount for durable and secure fit 
  • Integrated USB-C port for firmware updates
  • Filter Size: 58 mm
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 17.7" / 45 cm
  • Maximum Magnification: 0.15x
  • Optical Design: 11 Elements in 8 groups
  • Dimensions (ø x L): 2.7 x 3.3" / 68 x 85 mm
  • Length at Maximum Extension: 3.3" / 85 mm
  • Weight: 13.7 oz / 387 g

Altogether, the 50mm f/1.8 looks like a great lens. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Frost. 

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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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