Sony FE 20mm F1.8 G Lens Announced, Priced $898, Available for Pre-Order

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.

Key features:

  • 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:

Principal specifications
Lens type Prime lens
Max Format size 35mm FF
Focal length 20 mm
Image stabilization No
Lens mount Sony FE
Aperture
Maximum aperture F1.8
Minimum aperture F16
Aperture ring Yes
Optics
Special elements / coatings 2 aspherical + 3 ED elements, Nano AR coating
Focus
Minimum focus 0.19 m (7.48)
Maximum magnification 0.22×
Autofocus Yes
Motor type Linear Motor
Full time manual Yes
Focus method Internal
Distance scale No
DoF scale No
Physical
Weight 373 g (0.82 lb)
Diameter 74 mm (2.91)
Length 85 mm (3.35)
Sealing Yes
Colour Black
Filter thread 67 mm
Hood supplied Yes
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