Here’s Yongnuo’s New US$170 100mm f/2 Lens for Canon EF


For many years the Chinese manufacturer Yongnuo has been focusing on making some very decent lighting equipment, along with a small line of budget, knock-off Canon lenses.

We’ve previously reviewed both their 50mm f/1.8 and 35mm f/2 before, comparing them against their Canon equivalents.

They are notable for pretty shamelessly copying Canon’s designs, so earlier today they had no qualms in showing off their YN 100mm f/2 lens.

Even though the YN 100mm f/2 isn’t available yet on any online retail stores in the US or Europe, Photo Rumors saw the lens on the Yongnuo Hong Kong store. Photogearnews also had a quick hands-on at Photokina.


  • • Aperture range: f/2 – f/22
  • • Number of blades: 9
  • • Focus mode: AF, MF
  • • Maximum magnification: 0.140x
  • • Focal length: 100mm
  • • Lens size: 76.6 x 122mm
  • • Full frame:Yes
  • • Model number: YN100mm F2.0 C
  • • Filter size: 58mm
  • • Compatible with Canon mount
  • • Weight: 400-500g

Students and well, anyone looking for a budget portrait lens might be interested in this, since honestly, where else are you going to find a 100mm f/2 for US$170? The original 100mm f/2.0 USM currently retails for around US$500.