Yongnuo launches its first Fujifilm lens - and it has a built-in screen

Yongnuo YN50mm F1.8X DA DSM PRO for Fujifilm X mount
(Image credit: Yongnuo)

Yongnuo has launched its first lens for the Fujifilm X-mount. The YN50mm F1.8X DA DSM PRO lens not only offers autofocus, but also offers a small OLED information panel (like that seen on some Nikon Z lenses).

Taking the APS-C sensor size of Fujifilm mirrorless cameras into account, the new lens offers an effective focal length of 75mm, making this an affordable, fast portrait lens with its f/1.8 maximum aperture. 

The LED panel is also a first for Yongnuo - but only appears to show the set aperture. But this pairs cleverly with a switch that converts the manual focus ring into an aperture control ring. Other lens manufacturers that have lenses with similar info panels include Zeiss, Viltrox, and Nikon.

(Image credit: Yongnuo)

(Image credit: Yongnuo)

The short-telephoto lens is constructed from 11 elements in eight groups, and has a nine-bladed diaphragm. It can focus down to 0.45m, and has a USB-C connector to facilitate firmware updates. It measures 68x85mm and weighs in at 387g. There is a front 58mm filter ring, and the lens is supplied with a lens hood.

Fujifilm opened up its lens mount to third-party manufacturers in 2020 - a move that has greatly increased the range of primes and zooms available for the X-mount. Other manufacturers making Fujifilm mirrorless AF lenses include Sigma, Tamron, Tokina, and Viltrox

The Yongnuo YN50mm F1.8X DA DSM PRO is on sale through Yongnuo's website for $265. 

See also our guide to the best Fujifilm lenses

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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 11 Pro.

He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.