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Sony FE 20mm f/1.8 G Lens

BH #SO2018G • MFR #SEL20F18G
Sony FE 20mm f/1.8 G Lens
Key Features
  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/22
  • Two Aspherical Elements
  • Three Extra-Low Dispersion Elements
Presenting an ultra-wide field of view, the Sony FE 20mm f/1.8 G is a sleek and wide-eyed prime lens characterized by its portability, advanced optical design, and intuitive handling. It's an ideal companion for a range of subjects, from architecture and interiors to landscape to vlogging, and the sleek size makes it a go-to wide-angle option for everyday and travel shooting.
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Sony FE 20mm f/1.8 G Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Ultra-Wide Portable Prime
  • 3G Lens Series
  • 4Autofocus and Handling
  • 5Compact, Portable Design
By B&H Photo's
Ultra-Wide Portable Prime
Presenting an ultra-wide field of view, the Sony FE 20mm f/1.8 G is a sleek and wide-eyed prime lens characterized by its portability, advanced optical design, and intuitive handling. It's an ideal companion for a range of subjects, from architecture and interiors to landscape to vlogging, and the sleek size makes it a go-to wide-angle option for everyday and travel shooting.
G Lens Series
  • Two AA (Advanced Aspherical) elements help to greatly reduce distortion and spherical aberrations in order to accurately render scenes with a high degree of sharpness.
  • Three extra-low dispersion elements reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations for improved clarity and color accuracy.
  • Nano AR Coating has been applied to minimize surface reflections, flare, and ghosting for increased contrast and color rendering in strong lighting conditions.
  • Bright f/1.8 maximum aperture suits working in difficult lighting conditions and helps to maintain a relatively compact form factor.
  • Rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality when employing selective focus techniques.
Autofocus and Handling
  • Dual XD Linear Motor system, along with an internal focusing design, provides quick, quiet, and precise autofocus performance that suits both photo and video applications.
  • Linear Response manual focus control offers more natural handling and an AF/MF switch is located on the lens barrel for tactile control over this setting.
  • Customizable focus hold buttons are present on the lens barrel for intuitive tactile control and rapid access to select settings.
  • Physical aperture ring can be de-clicked for smooth, silent aperture switching to benefit video applications.
  • Despite being an ultra-wide prime, the sleek design still accepts front 67mm threaded filters for easier creative control.
Compact, Portable Design
  • Weighing just 12.3 oz, this sleek lens is an ideal choice for vlogging and walk-around shooting applications, and makes a great companion to APS-C-format cameras and working with gimbals or accessory grips.
  • Dust- and moisture-sealed design better permits working in inclement conditions and rubberized control rings benefit handling in colder temperatures.
  • Fluorine-coated front element resists dust, moisture, and fingerprints and is easy to clean.

Sony FE 20mm f/1.8 G Specs

Focal Length20mm
Maximum Aperturef/1.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountSony E
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View94°
Minimum Focus Distance7.09" / 18 cm
Maximum Magnification0.2x
Optical Design14 Elements in 12 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size67 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.89 x 3.33" / 73.5 x 84.7 mm
Weight13.16 oz / 373 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.45 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.5 x 4.5 x 4.25"

Sony FE 20mm f/1.8 G Reviews

Very nice, small, compact and

By Lon
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-11

I needed a small, lightweight and fast wide angle lens for my photography business. I researched all lenses available from Sony, Sigma and Tamron. I chose the Sony 20mm f/1.8 G lens and really glad I did. I think it's a great balance between price, quality and size. I'm pleased with the lens and the purchase process through B&H.

Wonderful lens for landscape

By Ronald
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-19

I purchased this for landscape and milky way imaging. It is a superb lens. There are a couple of nit picky things. The aperture ring seems out of place. I'm not sure I'll use it. I have manual lenses and the ring has a use on them. I wish the ring had a lock so I can't move it off A by accident. All A does is switch control to the camera.

Excellent for landscape astro

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-16

I use this lens for landscape astrophotography and have had great success. Very light, lighter and better results than the Rokinon-Samsung at this focal length wide open.

great lens

By En-Ting
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-01

great lens!

A G-Master Lens for the right price!

By Xiang
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-29

Honestly, after testing both the 24mm G-Master and this... I prefer getting the 20mm and a bunch of other lens accessories or even an entire additional lens! Much more versatile for what I'm shooting!

Arches and the Milky Way!

By Tom
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-27

I have been using it around the yard for the last couple days and am heading to Moab to do a workshop at Arches National Park Wednesday so that is when I want to really put it to work. Will have more info after that.

Super Sharp & Absolutely Love It!

By Yiqun
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-25

I own Sigma 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN C and I thought it's very sharp already. But after I received this lens, OMG this sharp is next level. The lens is very small and light. I absolutely love it. If you are thinking getting a wide-angle lens for start shooting or landscaping, get this one! If you are thinking you don't need a wide-angle lens, still get this one and you will not regret it!

Wonderful lens for landscape

By Ronald
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-19

I purchased this for landscape and milky way imaging. It is a superb lens. There are a couple of nit picky things. The aperture ring seems out of place. I'm not sure I'll use it. I have manual lenses and the ring has a use on them. I wish the ring had a lock so I can't move it off A by accident. All A does is switch control to the camera.

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