Sony has just officially announced the new Sony FE 20mm F1.8 G lens. It is a lightweight ultra-wide prime lens for full-frame E-mount bodies, featuring two ‘advanced aspheric’ and three ED elements and uses ‘XD’ linear focus motors, a customizable focus hold button.The minimum focus distance is just 19cm (7.5″), while the max magnification is 0.22x. This new lens costs $898, available for pre-order at Amazon/ B&H/ Adorama.
- Ultra-wide prime lens is designed for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras but can also be used with APS-C models where it provides a 30mm equivalent focal length.
- Bright f/1.8 maximum aperture suits working in difficult lighting conditions and helps to maintain a relatively compact form factor.
- 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.
- A Nano AR Coating has been applied to minimize surface reflections, flare, and ghosting for increased contrast and color rendering in strong lighting conditions.
- Dual XD Linear Motor system provides quick, quiet, and precise autofocus performance and also contributes to more natural, intuitive manual focus control. 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.
- 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.
- Rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality when employing selective focus techniques.
Below are the detailed specifications of Sony FE 20mm F1.8 G lens:
|Lens type||Prime lens|
|Max Format size||35mm FF|
|Focal length||20 mm|
|Lens mount||Sony FE|
|Special elements / coatings||2 aspherical + 3 ED elements, Nano AR coating|
|Minimum focus||0.19 m (7.48″)|
|Motor type||Linear Motor|
|Full time manual||Yes|
|Weight||373 g (0.82 lb)|
|Diameter||74 mm (2.91″)|
|Length||85 mm (3.35″)|
|Filter thread||67 mm|
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|Sony FE 20mm F1.8 G
||Pre-Order||Amazon B&H/ Adorama|
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