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This is the Upcoming Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8 for Nikon

We reported at the end of last year that Yongnuo was planning to expand beyond Canon lens clones and begin offering thrifty lenses for Nikon DSLRs by the end of 2015. It looks like the lenses are just around the corner: Yongnuo is already showing off the new lenses over in China, and here's a first look at them.

Review: Yongnuo’s 35mm f/2 Lens for Canon EF Packs a Punch for the Price

When it comes to the world of Nikon and Canon, there seems to be an endless selection of lenses. Recently, the Chinese company Yongnuo has announced that they will be manufacturing lenses for both of these camera giants. Today, we had a chance to play with the company’s latest YN 35mm f/2 lens for Canon EF mount systems. At $120, the lens sounds like a steal compared to its official Canon counterpart, but is it worth even that price?

Yongnuo to Launch Thrifty Nikon 50mm and 35mm Prime Lenses Soon

Last year we reported that Yongnuo is planning to expand its third party lens lineup to include Nikon lenses by the end of 2015. If you've been eagerly waiting to get your hands on a cheap (and possibly look-alike) Nikon lens, your wait will soon be over. The company is planning to launch 50mm and 35mm lenses for Nikon cameras in the coming months.

Testing the Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8 with Nightscape Photography

February has brought back the galactic core of the Milky Way into the sky. It is now rising in the east just before sunrise. Each week it will rise a little bit earlier in the night.

I have a trip planned for this spring and have been thinking about some of the shots I want to do. One of them is one where I think a lens longer than the 24mm might be useful to really bring some mountains and the Milky Way together.

Shooting with the Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8 in a Cold and Rainy Outdoor Portrait Session

Editor's note: This our third hands-on test of the super affordable Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8 clone lens. We previously shared casual and optical tests.

I was finally able to get the stars to align and get an outdoor session set up to test the new Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8. I booked an amazing model, Halie Jaye from Envy Model Management, and an equally fantastic makeup artist Carly Ryan. We decided to brave the frozen tundra of Mount Charleston outside of Las Vegas.

Yongnuo Will Unveil Cheaper Clones of Nikon Lenses Before the End of 2015

One of the big stories in the world of camera gear this past year has been Chinese manufacturer Yongnuo's expansion into cheap clones of Canon lenses. While Canon shooters are buzzing about their new budget glass options, Nikon photographers have been wondering if Yongnuo will ever offer clones of their favorite lenses.

We've got the scoop that answers that question: Yongnuo will offer cheaper clones of Nikon lenses by the end of 2015.

Comparing the Optics of the $40 Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8 and the $125 Canon 50mm f/1.8 II

I recently did a simple review that compared Yongnuo's new $40 clone of the Canon 50mm f/1.8 II. Today I will dive a little deeper into how the two lenses stack up optically.

There’s only so much that can be tested in home without fancy gear (MTF charts and the like) so I did a few tests that gauge common aesthetic qualities, using techniques that are often recommended for testing at home.

A First Review of the $40 Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8 ‘Nifty Fifty’ Clone

I will be the first to admit that I am not a street photographer, not a wedding photographer, and don’t generally shoot in low light, but I wanted to get a review out since I just received my two copies of Yongnuo's $40 clone of the Canon 50mm f/1.8 II.

Yongnuo Expanding into Lenses, Shows Off a Canon 50mm f/1.4 Clone

Yongnuo is a Chinese company that's known for making cheaper third-party alternatives to pricier camera gear. While they've focused on lighting equipment and various accessories up to this point, the company is now branching into a bigger and better market: lenses.

The first product announced is the Yongnuo 50mm f/1.4 (shown above). If you mistook it for the Canon 50mm f/1.4, you're not alone.