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Yongnuo goes Wide with New 14mm Lens

Photographers looking to pick up a new wide-angle lens now have another optical option to add to their shortlist after third-party manufacturer Yongnuo launched the YN14mm f/2.8.

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The YN14mm features a corrosion resistant metal mount.

Available for Canon and Nikon DSLRs, the lens offers a fast maximum aperture of f/2.8, allowing for fast shutter speeds to be achieved in low light conditions and for shallow depths of field to be created.

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The lens features a wide focus ring, which can be used when the optic is in its manual focus mode.

Yongnuo are best known for their highly affordable and competitive lenses, the YN14mm f/2.8 features an autofocus system, complete with a DC motor and the lens features a design with 12 elements in 9 groups, with the glass featuring multi-layer coating to improve image quality and reduce the risk of flare and ghosting.

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The optics boast multi-layer coating to improve image quality.

The 7-bladed diaphragm helps create attractive bokeh and the design is completed with an abnormal dispersion element to help reduce optical aberration.

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Firmware for the lens can be updated via the USB port connection.

Weighing in at 780g, the YN14mm f/2.8 also features a focus distance indicator and a USB port so that photographers can connect the lens to a computer and update the optic’s firmware, essentially future-proofing the lens.

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The lens has a 14mm focal length, suitable for landscape and architectural photography.

The wide focal length of 14mm gives a 114-degree field of view, making it an excellent option for both landscape and architectural photography. While no pricing information has been released, the YN14mm f/2.8 is expected to ship from January 2018.