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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
By B&H Photo's

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 Length20mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 30mm)
Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/16
Lens MountSony E
Lens Format CoverageAPS-C
Angle of View70°
Minimum Focus Distance7.87" / 20 cm
Maximum Magnification0.12x
Optical Design6 Elements in 6 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size49 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.46 x 0.8" / 62.48 x 20.32 mm
Weight2.43 oz / 69 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.4 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)3.5 x 3.5 x 3.3"

Sony E 20mm f/2.8 Reviews

Small size, Great pics

By William
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-23

This lens is great when paired with the a6600. Works well for landscapes and family photos. The very small size makes it easy for carrying around on nature hikes or in the city.

Nice little lens

By James
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-03-06

Render a nice image, sturdy build in plastic, like it a lot.

the perfect pancake lens

By Rebecca
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-02-12

fits my needs for just every day walk around stuff. definitely wanting something a little more wide open in aperture for the bokeh but definitely fits my needs at the moment!

Love it

By Leigh
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-02-09

Out preforms all the point and shoot cameras I’ve had and I’ve had quite a few big clean files on the Sony great colour and contrast resolution not quite a 28 mm but reads well and very compact!

Wonderful

By James
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-09-18

Lightweight, small and optically excellent. This is a great wide angle walking around lens for Sony e mount aps-c cameras. It is outstanding on my a6500.

Not bad

By Ugur
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2019-05-26

Pros : Lightweight and compact. Fast and durable. Sharpness okay. Cons : A little distorsiyon, Not F2 or 1.8 (like Canon 22 mm ) Not bad but canon F2 better than this lens

Turn your a7iii into an iphone

By Martin
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-07

This is a tiny lens with close to full frame coverage. Image quality is about on par with my iPhone 12 Pro 28mm camera, maybe a few stops faster, but not really sharper in dim indoor light on my a7iii. I'm glad I bought this to scratch that fujifilm x100 itch, but if you want to beat a phone, full frame with fast primes is the way to go.

Compact

By Thomas
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-22

Great lens to keep a Sony a6400 compact and very packable in the smallest bags. This will easily fit in my mountain bike frame bag.

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This lens is also not designed for 35mm sensors. Lenses for 35mm work on APS-C but not the other way around.
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Asked by: Daniel M.
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Date published: 2020-10-03

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Asked by: Ira
Yes
Answered by: Raphael
Date published: 2021-09-03

Hi can you tell me where the lens is made?

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Asked by: Robert
this lens is made in Thailand.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-02-11

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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?

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Asked by: Gerardo
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Date published: 2019-06-14

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Asked by: Christopher
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