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Sony E 20mm f/2.8 Lens

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Sony E 20mm f/2.8 Lens
Key Features
  • E-Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 30mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/16
  • Three Aspherical Elements
Begin your wide-angle journey with the E 20mm f/2.8 Lens from Sony, a super compact "pancake" lens designed for APS-C-format E-mount cameras where it provides a 30mm equivalent focal length.
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Sony E 20mm f/2.8 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Wide-Angle Pancake Prime
  • 3Compact Design
  • 4Optics and Focusing
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Wide-Angle Pancake Prime
Begin your wide-angle journey with the E 20mm f/2.8 Lens from Sony, a super compact "pancake" lens designed for APS-C-format E-mount cameras where it provides a 30mm equivalent focal length.
Compact Design
  • With its pancake design, the lens only extends 0.8" from the mount, resulting in a compact and lightweight camera system.
  • Portable design makes this a go-to lens for everyday carry and street shooting needs and the wide-angle field of view presents a natural perspective for a variety of shooting applications.
  • Bright f/2.8 maximum aperture suits working in available lighting and also contributes to the sleek size and lightweight design.
Optics and Focusing
  • Three aspherical elements are incorporated in the lens design to reduce astigmatism, field curvature, coma, and other monochromatic aberrations.
  • The lens uses a rear focusing design that contributes to faster autofocus performance as well as a minimum focus distance of 7.9".
  • Rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality when employing selective focus techniques.

Sony E 20mm f/2.8 Specs

Focal Length
20mm (35mm Equivalent: 30mm)
Maximum Aperture
f/2.8
Minimum Aperture
f/16
Lens Mount
Sony E
Lens Format Coverage
APS-C
Angle of View
70°
Minimum Focus Distance
7.87" / 20 cm
Maximum Magnification
0.12x
Optical Design
6 Elements in 6 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
7, Rounded
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
No
Filter Size
49 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
2.46 x 0.8" / 62.48 x 20.32 mm
Weight
2.43 oz / 69 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.4 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
3.5 x 3.5 x 3.3"

Sony E 20mm f/2.8 Reviews

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Does this lens have weather sealing?

Does this lens have weather sealing?
Asked by: robert
The Sony E 20mm f/2.8 Lens is not weather sealed.
Answered by: Dan
Date published: 2023-07-12

How does this compare to the 16-50mm f3.5-5.6 kit ...

How does this compare to the 16-50mm f3.5-5.6 kit lens? Is it worth getting if I've already got the kit lens?
Asked by: Troy
This is probably one of the best lenses you can get for e-mount. And it's cheap. If you're a very good photographer, you might be able to get away with using the kit lens and still pull good shots. I'm a novice and I shot noticeably better images with this lens. The main draw for me was the size. It's half the height of the kit lens from the camera body, and I can fit my 5100 in my pocket very easily. At first I thought this would be a wide angle lens, then I realized it's 33mm in full frame equivalent. So think of this as a very portable, clear shooting 35mm prime.
Answered by: Raphael
Date published: 2021-07-11

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Will this be an actual 20mm on a Sony A7R?
Asked by: Anonymous
This lens is also not designed for 35mm sensors. Lenses for 35mm work on APS-C but not the other way around.
Answered by: Max M.
Date published: 2019-11-25

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Is it compitable with sony a6300 movie autofocus?
Asked by: Daniel M.
Yes, this lens will autofocus on the A6300 while recording video.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2020-10-03

Does this lens have a metal lens mount?

Does this lens have a metal lens mount?
Asked by: Ira
Yes
Answered by: Raphael
Date published: 2021-09-03

Hi can you tell me where the lens is made?

Hi can you tell me where the lens is made?
Asked by: Robert
this lens is made in Thailand.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-02-11

Is this lens exactly the same as using 20mm on ...

Is this lens exactly the same as using 20mm on the 16-50mm f3.5-5.6 kit lens on an a6100?
Asked by: Steve
By default no it cannot be. One is prime other is Zoom one is variable f ratio and is slower then 2.8. One is larger physically.
Answered by: Robert
Date published: 2020-07-21

Does it allow full manual control of the focus?

Does it allow full manual control of the focus?
Asked by: Gerardo
If the camera is set to manual focus, then you would be able to use the focus ring on the front of the Sony E 20mm f/2.8 Lens to focus the lens manually. The lens does not have a built-in aperture ring, so you would have to set the aperture of the lens using the control dials on your camera body.
Answered by: Manzell
Date published: 2019-06-14
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