Cheap vs Expensive
So what’s the difference between the cheap lens and an expensive lens?
Well, in this video I have a cheap lens, a Yongnuo 35mm f/2.0 that lists for about $100 while on the other hand I have this Canon 35mm f/1.4 which lists for around $2,000. When both shot at f/2.0, the difference is not much but if you look a little bit deeper the quality is better with the Canon 35mm f/1.4.
The Yongnuo 35mm f/2.0 is made out of plastic, if you dropped it, it probably would break. While the Canon 35mm f/1.4 is somewhat a plastic, but it’s weather sealed. It’s gonna handle wear and tear a lot better and be in your kit for a longer period of time. Another aspect is the autofocus, the motors for the auto focus on the Yongnuo lens are gonna be loud and they’re gonna be slow. Meanwhile, you’re gonna get a more accurate autofocus on the Canon lens.
In the end, you really get what you pay for. But if you could see both images from the two lenses, they’re not that much different! So don’t think you need a Canon 35mm f/1.4 to create good images. You could still create it with a Yongnuo 35mm f/2.0 or other lenses in the same price range. You just gotta be a little more careful on how you shoot it and also, try not to drop it.