Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8 is thrifty fifty prime lens for Sony mirrorless cameras

Yongnuo YN50mm F1.8S DA DSM
(Image credit: Yongnuo)

Yongnuo has announced its first lens for the Sony mirrorless cameras. The Chinese budget accessory specialist already products a number of highly-affordable prime lenses for Nikon and Canon DSLRs... but now has produced a 50mm f/1.8 'nifty fifty' lens for use on Sony E-mount APS-C-format cameras.

The Yongnuo YN50mm F1.8S DA DSM is designed to be used with the popular Sony A6000 mirrorless camera, and other more recent Alpha A6*** series models. As such the effective focal length becomes a 75mm, creating a lens that will be ideal for portraiture.

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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 

His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 15 Pro Max.

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