YONGNUO updated YN85mm F1.8S DF DSM for Sony E

YONGNUO presents an updated version of the YN85mm F1.8S DF DSM, an autofocus lens for full-frame portraits designed specifically for the Sony E mount.

Yongnuo YN85mm f1.8S DF DSM Sony E

The Yongnuo YN85mm f1.8S DF DSM showcases a transition from plastic to aircraft-grade aluminum alloy for the lens barrel, accompanied by the addition of a waterproof and dustproof rubber ring to the mount. An upgrade to the lens coating is implemented, augmenting the lens’s performance in backlight scenarios.

The Yongnuo 85mm f1.8 Sony lens is equipped with an AF/MF selector switch, affording effortless toggling between autofocus and manual focus modes. This switch finds itself accompanied by a customizable function button, capable of either expediting shortcut operations or summoning a function menu.

Boasting a swift f/1.8 aperture, the lens empowers wielders with heightened control over depth of field, permitting subject isolation from the background. Furthermore, the wide aperture facilitates high shutter speeds in low-light conditions and facilitates the creation of a gentle bokeh effect.

With a 7-blade diaphragm in its arsenal, the lens captures silky smooth bokeh and circular highlights. A meticulously crafted optical design incorporating nine elements in eight groups is employed. This design incorporates a low-dispersion element that effectively reduces chromatic aberration and color fringing. Additionally, a high refractive index element effectively mitigates spherical aberration and distortion, translating to amplified clarity, impeccable definition, and sharp image quality.

Harnessing the prowess of a nano multi-layer coating applied to each optical surface, the lens adeptly suppresses flare and ghosting, thereby elevating contrast in scenarios of intense lighting.

Visually distinguishing this updated model is the absence of the iconic red ring encircling the lens casing:

Yongnuo YN85mm f1.8S DF DSM Sony E

Price and availability

The Yongnuo YN85mm f1.8S DF DSM is competitively priced at $345, and it awaits enthusiasts on the Bhphotovideo.com online store.

Yongnuo YN85mm f1.8S DF DSM specifications

  • Focal Length: 85mm
  • Maximum Aperture: f/1.8
  • Minimum Aperture: f/16
  • Lens Mount: Sony E
  • Lens Format Coverage: Full-Frame
  • Angle of View: 28.83°
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 31.5″ / 80 cm
  • Maximum Magnification: 0.13x
  • Optical Design: 9 Elements in 8 Groups
  • Diaphragm Blades: 7, Rounded
  • Focus Type: Autofocus
  • Image Stabilization: No
  • Front Filter Size: 58 mm
  • Dimensions (ø x L): 2.6 x 3.5″ / 67 x 88 mm
  • Weight: 13.6 oz / 385 g

Yesterday witnessed the introduction of two advanced mirrorless cameras by Sony: the Sony A7C II and the Sony A7C R. Concurrently, Sony unveiled the potent Sony FE 16-35mm f2.8 GM II, a wide-angle zoom lens designed to further empower the realm of photography.

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