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Sony FE 20-70mm f/4 G Lens (Sony E)

BH #SO20704G • MFR #SEL2070G
Sony FE 20-70mm f/4 G Lens (Sony E)
Key Features
  • Full-Frame | f/4 to f/22
  • Ultra-Wide Standard Zoom
  • Fast Internal Focusing System
  • Supports Micro-Step Aperture Control
A groundbreaking standard zoom lens for everyday use, the ultra-wide Sony FE 20-70mm f/4 G spans a popular and versatile range of focal lengths in a compact and lightweight form. Designed to accommodate new trends in shooting styles popular among vloggers and content creators, this ultra-wide to portrait-length zoom provides excellent edge-to-edge sharpness and outstanding image quality for all your imaging needs. Offering an expansive field of view to suit selfie, landscape, cityscape, and other wide-angle applications, this lens also offers fast, precise, and quiet autofocus performance as well as excellent close-up performance at all focal lengths.
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Sony FE 20-70mm f/4 G Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2G Lens Image Quality
  • 3Enhanced Autofocus and Video Capabilities
  • 4Handling and Design
By B&H Photo's

A groundbreaking standard zoom lens for everyday use, the ultra-wide Sony FE 20-70mm f/4 G spans a popular and versatile range of focal lengths in a compact and lightweight form. Designed to accommodate new trends in shooting styles popular among vloggers and content creators, this ultra-wide to portrait-length zoom provides excellent edge-to-edge sharpness and outstanding image quality for all your imaging needs. Offering an expansive field of view to suit selfie, landscape, cityscape, and other wide-angle applications, this lens also offers fast, precise, and quiet autofocus performance as well as excellent close-up performance at all focal lengths.

G Lens Image Quality
Designed for demanding visual creators, this ultra-wide zoom offers no compromises regarding image quality, autofocus performance, or movie-making functionality.
  • Engineered for use with full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras, the lens's constant f/4 maximum aperture maintains consistent illumination throughout the entire zoom range.
  • Features a combination of three ED elements, two AA elements, one ED aspherical element, and one standard aspherical element to effectively eliminate chromatic and spherical aberrations while also rendering excellent edge-to-edge sharpness and color fidelity.
  • Rounded 9-blade aperture provides deep, soft bokeh.
Enhanced Autofocus and Video Capabilities
Offering an enhanced feature set for both still photography and videography, the FE 20-70mm f/4 G lens delivers fast focusing performance, improved tracking, and a series of attributes specifically designed for videographers.
  • Two XD (extreme dynamic) linear motors provide smooth, silent, and precise autofocus performance as well as improved tracking performance for photos and videos.
  • Internal focusing system maintains the overall length of the lens and does not rotate the lens barrel while focusing, enhancing the use of circular polarizers and variable ND filters.
  • Updated optical design effectively eliminates focus breathing, focus shift, and axial shift to prevent unwanted movements and angle of view variations during movie recording.
  • Aperture ring with On/Off click switch and iris lock switch prevents the aperture ring from being accidentally moved between the f/4 and f/22 settings.
  • Optimized for filming, the lens supports active mode image stabilization and micro-step aperture control for smooth and seamless video capture.
  • Two programmable focus hold buttons and a focus mode switch for intuitive focus control.
  • Minimum focusing distance of 9.8" with excellent close-up performance at all focal lengths.
Handling and Design
Compact and lightweight, this highly-versatile ultra-wide standard zoom offers a unique and expansive field of view for everyday shooting.
  • Hybrid construction uses both metal and plastic components to maximize both durability and a low weight design.
  • Fluorine coating on front lens element repels water, dust, fingerprints, and other contaminants while also making it easier to clean the front of the lens.
  • Dust and moisture-resistant design includes a rubber ring to seal the lens mount for working in inclement weather conditions.
UPC: 027242924017

Sony FE 20-70mm f/4 G Specs

Key Specs
Focal Length
20 to 70mm
Maximum Aperture
f/4
Lens Mount
Sony E
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
72 mm (Front)
Maximum Aperture
f/4
Minimum Aperture
f/22
Lens Mount
Sony E
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Angle of View
94°
Minimum Focus Distance
9.8" / 25 cm
Maximum Magnification
0.39x
Optical Design
16 Elements in 13 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
9, Rounded
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
72 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
3.1 x 3.9" / 78.7 x 99 mm
Weight
17.2 oz / 488 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.825 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
7.7 x 4.5 x 4.2"

Sony FE 20-70mm f/4 G Reviews

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Any problem of dust when zooming (because the ...

Any problem of dust when zooming (because the extension of the barrel)?
Asked by: Aden
The Sony FE 20-70mm f/4 G Lens (Sony E) is sealed to prevent dust issues.
Answered by: Lawrence
Date published: 2023-03-03

is the zoom automatically and manual ?

is the zoom automatically and manual ?
Asked by: Abel
The zoom is operated manually on the Sony FE 20-70mm f/4 G Lens (Sony E).
Answered by: Dan
Date published: 2023-03-20

Does the barrel extend when zooming?

Does the barrel extend when zooming?
Asked by: Jeff
Yes the barrel extend when zooming on the Sony FE 20-70mm f/4 G Lens (Sony E) BH #SO20704G • MFR #SEL2070G
Answered by: Moe
Date published: 2023-12-22

Does this lens have enough resolving power to be ...

Does this lens have enough resolving power to be able to provide enough detail in high resolution camera such the Sony A7RIV?
Asked by: Marcia
Yes Sony FE 20-70mm f/4 G Lens (Sony E) does have enough resolving power to show high detail and great sharpness from a high resolution camera like the Sony A7RIV.
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2023-05-14

Is this lens compatible with my Sony 6600?

Is this lens compatible with my Sony 6600?
Asked by: Stephen B
As Kirk has answered, yes it will work with Sony crop-sensor cameras. However the crop factor applies to aperture as well and not just focal length. On a Sony crop sensor camera this lens becomes a 35-105mm f/6 lens.
Answered by: James
Date published: 2023-12-29

is the zoom manual and automatic ?

is the zoom manual and automatic ?
Asked by: Abel
The FE 20-70mm f/4 G Lens (Sony E) is an auto focus lens but the zoom you would turn the zoom ring to zoom in and out.
Answered by: Jessica G
Date published: 2023-12-29

is this lens parfocal?

is this lens parfocal?
Asked by: Vladimir
The Sony FE 20-70mm f/4 G Lens (Sony E) is not a parfocal lens. However, the Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM II Lens (Sony E), BH #SO20704G, is a parfocal lens.
Answered by: Lawrence
Date published: 2023-10-25

When this zoom and the barrel moves in and out, ...

When this zoom and the barrel moves in and out, does it pick up rain and dust in the air?
Asked by: William
The Sony FE 20-70mm f/4 G Lens (Sony E) has a weather-sealed design that prevents moisture and dust from entering the lens or the camera.
Answered by: Boyd
Date published: 2023-07-11
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