YongNuo 50mm f/1.8 vs Canon 50mm f/1.8 II

The Canon 50mm f/1.8 II( is what some people affectionally call “The Nifty Fifty”. But the YongNuo ( comes in at a significantly lower price point, potentially making this niftier – could this fast prime lens be a better choice for your wallet than the Canon lens?

Image “Canon EF 50mm f 1:1.8 II Objektiv” by Flickr user “justusbluemer” (CC BY 2.0)