You have probably heard of "Nifty 50", referring to 50mm prime lenses, with Yongnuo's being the cheapest and most decent for the price (depending on the batch). Now, with the soon to be released 14mm f2.8 it could be the start of what is known as the "Mean 14".
Yongnuo is a camera equipment manufacturer based in China and they are famous for their Canon and Nikon copies. Good lenses are getting cheaper and Yongnuo is quietly releasing some great lenses at prices never seen before for the specs and quality, however, it does tend to be hit and miss on occasions with batches of lenses not up to scratch. This new lens has people talking because of Yongnuo stepping it up with Autofocus and offering a more complex mechanical structure than it's other lenses with their latest 14mm ultrawide f2.8.
The Rokinon/Samyang 14mm f/2.8 Auto-focus is the closest competitor in terms of a "budget" lens and costs $700/£600 but is only available for the Sony E-Mount. Yongnuo's latest 14mm f2.8 lens' main attraction will be it's autofocus, but how much will it be in comparison? Only time will tell, as this hasn't been released yet but estimates are looking like it will be a lower, however, it probably will only be available on Nikon and Canon like most of its other lenses. There are great alternatives like the $300/£250 Rokinon/Samyang 14mm f/2.8 (Amazon US/UK links) but this is manual focus only.
Nikon rumors recently mentioned this new release which will be well anticipated considering the reputation for affordable lenses.
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