YongNuo 35mm f/2 – Round 2: Outdoor Portraits.

YongNuo 35mm f/2 – Round 2: Outdoor Portraits.

I was such a big fan of the YongNuo 50mm f/1.8 and so I was super stoked when they announced the YongNuo 35mm f/2 (Amazon). I love my Sigma 30/1.4 and was happy to find a similar, more affordable option. Sure it’s got a 5mm and a stop difference, but aside from the discontinued Canon 35mm f/2 there’s not much in...Read more
YongNuo 35mm f/2 – Round 1: Aesthetics

YongNuo 35mm f/2 – Round 1: Aesthetics

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. It’s not super scientific, but it does give some further input on the lens and what you might expect. And all...Read more
Wardrobe on a Budget

Wardrobe on a Budget

While fashion photography relies heavily upon what’s coming next season, and legit fashion photographers get pull letters to get upcoming designs from top brands, those of us with smaller budgets, or little to none still have options for some kick-ass looks. In my early days, working with models for portraits and such I tended to just say “bring whatever you’ve got”...Read more
YongNuo 35mm f/2

YongNuo 35mm f/2

First and foremost a hands-on comparison of the lens itself – how does it fare against the Canon 35mm f/2 – there will be more image-based comparisons to come. While discontinued and a few decades old, the Canon still costs more than double the YongNuo (YN 35mm runs $125 from YN themselves on Amazon, the Canon 35mm f/2 tends to...Read more