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

One of the original budget brands of the digital era, Yongnuo has long been known for creating very affordable speedlights. In more recent tears, the company has branched out into manufacturing lenses, such as the new YN 50mm f/1.8 DA DSM PRO for Fujifilm X Series cameras. This great 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 Dylan Goldby, this awesome video review takes a look at the Yongnuo YN 50mm f/1.8 DA DSM PRO lens for Fujifilm X Series cameras. With a very competitive price of $299, the 50mm f/1.8 still comes with a great set 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 nice bargain. Check out the video above for Goldby'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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This is a review of the cheaper and inferior $149 DA DSM version, not the $299 DA DSM Pro version mentioned in the article. Totally different lenses. God knows why they gave the m such similar names!