Yongnuo has introduced a brand new model of their well-liked (and above common) 85mm f/1.8 DF DSM lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras. In a Weibo put up, the brand new up to date model of the lens is now all metallic, together with the focusing ring, a brand new design with a extra pleasing look to have a look at (if that’s necessary to you), and a (very) slight discount in size.
Two important options of the brand new Yongnuo 85mm lens, nonetheless, embody a 40g discount in weight regardless of the all-metal development and the bayonet mount is now outfitted with a rubber ring to assist with climate sealing and mud proofing. The precise optical construction doesn’t seem to have modified a lot though it’s had some “advantageous tuning” in addition to optimised coatings.
For the time being, the lens is launching in Sony FE mount, though with the unique lens accessible in different mounts together with Nikon Z and Leica M, I anticipate it’ll solely be a matter of time earlier than we begin to see others seem. However, that is Yongnuo we’re speaking about, so different mounts may very well be introduced subsequent week or it may not be for a few years.
However the brand new lens for full-frame Sony E mount is predicted to start out transport quickly, however which may simply be in China, for now. The one value talked about thus far is 1,999 Yuan, which equates to round $295 – about $25 cheaper than its predecessor.
[via Sony Alpha Rumors]