Yongnuo Unveils 60mm f/2 Macro Lens

Yongnuo is continuing to expand its 3rd-party lens offerings. Just months after announcing a 14mm f/2.8 ultra-wide-angle autofocus lens, the company is now announcing its first macro lens, the YN 60mm f/2 MF.

The manual focus lens has a minimum focus distance of 0.234m (~9.2 inches) and a magnification ratio of 1:1.

Yongnuo says the lens can achieve good image quality at both its nearest focus distance as well as infinity, making the lens suitable for macro photos, portraits, and more.

Firmware updates for the lens can be made directly in-camera (with compatible cameras) instead of via a USB port on the lens. The system “avoids the incompatibility problems caused by different computer operating systems,” Yongnuo says.

Other features and specs of the lens include 10 lens elements in 9 groups, glass multi-coating that improves light transmittance while reducing ghosting and glare, a 7-blade aperture for circular bokeh, a durable metal lens mount, corrosion-resistant gold-plated metal contacts, a focus distance indicator, and a filter diameter of 67mm.

While pricing, availability, and compatibility have yet to be announced, we’ll likely see the lens appear on sites such as eBay and Amazon soon for Canon’s EF mount, at the very least.

(via Yongnuo via The-Digital-Picture)