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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 Weight1.48 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.6 x 4.7 x 4.6"

Sony FE 20mm f/1.8 G Reviews

great lens

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

great lens!

Great lens for the price

By Rodrigo
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-22

It's a very good lens, over better for its price. Sharp images, solid construction, small and light weight.

So sharp!

By Libby
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-22

Wow, this lens is so sharp. I was worried it was too wide but I love that it gives you options.

light and fast

By Adam
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-07

I got this lens to use on a gimbal for video. I've only had it out on a couple of occasions but it looks great, is fast for low light situations, and is light which makes balance a snap. Using it with an A7IV and FX6.

Sent open box item

By sheldon
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-26

Came with scratches on lens surface and fingerprint smudges. I am a long and loyal customer but this is unacceptable

An edit to a previous review

By Mary
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-21

Using this 20mm in so many different ways now and I am having a blast with it. Still want to take it out at night, but very happy!

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.

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Why no image stabilization on this lens???

Why no image stabilization on this lens???
Asked by: MAJID
Many prime lens users appreciate the simplicity, performance and lighter weight of a prime lens as compared to a bulkier, stabilized/zoom lens. That's my guess.
Answered by: Sal
Date published: 2020-06-18

Does this lens allow for standard 67 mm filters?

Does this lens allow for standard 67 mm filters?
Asked by: Roy
Yes
Answered by: Solito
Date published: 2020-09-10

Where is this lens manufactured?

Where is this lens manufactured?
Asked by: Mika
Thailand
Answered by: Roy
Date published: 2020-12-12

Could it be mounted in a not full frame as the ...

Could it be mounted in a not full frame as the Alpha 6600. And what focal length would result?
Asked by: Marcelo
I am using it with the a6600 and it’s a fantastic combination. It balances quite nicely and feels great in the hand. The autofocus is lightning fast and love the manual aperture ring.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2020-03-15

Would this lens be overkill for a Sony a6000? ...

Would this lens be overkill for a Sony a6000? Looking for a solid ultra wide angle lens for the a6000 but I can't determine whether this has features that I won't be able to take advantage of on my camera.
Asked by: Marc
This lens is quite basic with manual aperture selection. There is no lens stabilization. The effective focal length will be 30mm on the APS-C sensor of the a6000. I have used this lens on both an A7 and A7R4 so I can't comment on actual results on the a6000. That said, I have been very happy with the FE 20mm f/1.8 G, it is lightweight and delivers great results in low light.
Answered by: William
Date published: 2021-06-15

Is this weathersealed?

Is this weathersealed?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes.
Answered by: EUGENE
Date published: 2021-09-16

Would this lens be a good focal length for ...

Would this lens be a good focal length for shooting under the basket at high school basketball games?
Asked by: flip
Absolutely. It will capture more than the basket that’s for sure! Extra wide angle!!!
Answered by: Chris
Date published: 2020-08-25

Is it normal when something inside the lens is ...

Is it normal when something inside the lens is moving when it's tipped vertically back and forth?
Asked by: Tiffany
This is normal. When the camera is off the elements inside do move around.
Answered by: Stephen
Date published: 2021-05-09
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