Sony FE 20mm f/1.8 G wide angle lens unveiled

Written by Heath McKnight


Sony has unveiled a new lens as part of its E-mount line, the Sony FE 20mm f/1.8 G. It’s an ultra wide and fast prime lens, and looks like a great addition if you’re using the Sony A7 III or other similar cameras. The Sony FE 20mm f/1.8 G wide angle lens is small and compact, making it easy to carry around with a set of other prime or zoom lenses.

This is a very wide, high resolution lens, it’s fast at f/1.8, and while it can be used on cameras like the Sony A7 III, it’ll work well with APS-C camera bodies. It’ll be an equivalent of 30mm. It claims to be sharp, captures nice bokeh and does well with close-up and wide angle shots.

The lens contains two XD Linear Motors (eXtreme Dynamic), making autofocus fast, but also quiet when shooting video. The minimum focusing distance is 0.63 feet (0.19 meters), and Sony says when focus manually, it’s within 0.59 ft (0.18 m).

The lens accepts 67mm filters, and is compact, weighing 13.2 ounces (373 g), and is 2.9 x 3.33 inches (73.5 x 84.7 mm), making it a highly portable lens.

Priced at $899.99 USD, this is a wide angle prime lens to consider if you’re using the Sony A7 III or other similar cameras, and it has enough features to make it a worthy addition to your camera bag. Get the full specs here.

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