12 lenses of Christmas: March 2023 was a third-party frenzy, with some Canon and Nikon home runs

Yongnuo 12-35mm f/2.8-4
(Image credit: Yongnuo)

Chinese manufacturer Yongnuo had been hitting headlines with its high-performance yet reasonably priced prime lenses for full-frame cameras. The Yongnuo YN12-35mm F/2.8-4 MFT AutoFocus landed on our news desk in March, packing aspherical, low dispersion, and high refractive index glass elements along with Nano Surface Coatings into a conveniently compact and lightweight package, at a very competitive price point.

The Yongnuo YN12-35mm F/2.8-4 MFT AutoFocus lens is an attractive option for MFT shooters, giving a classic effective zoom range of 24-70mm range in full-frame terms. (Image credit: Yongnuo)

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Matthew Richards

Matthew Richards is a photographer and journalist who has spent years using and reviewing all manner of photo gear. He is Digital Camera World's principal lens reviewer – and has tested more primes and zooms than most people have had hot dinners! 

His expertise with equipment doesn’t end there, though. He is also an encyclopedia  when it comes to all manner of cameras, camera holsters and bags, flashguns, tripods and heads, printers, papers and inks, and just about anything imaging-related. 

In an earlier life he was a broadcast engineer at the BBC, as well as a former editor of PC Guide.