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Large-aperture ultra-wide-angle Sony G lens introduced – FE 20mm F1.8 G

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In the labour room last night, Sony gave birth to a new kid to add into its expanding FE lens family, and this lens comes with large-aperture and is ultra-wide-angle fixed glass at 20mm – the FE 20mm F1.8 G.

FE 20mm F1.8 G

With the characteristic of excellent G Lens resolution and bokeh, the FE 20mm F1.8 G is a compact, lightweight, ultra-wide prime and is so far the widest full-frame prime lens in the E-mount line-up. Sony full framers now have another choice to use this lens to shoot stunning landscapes and starscapes as well as capturing impressive video.

FE 20mm F1.8 G

The 20mm lens was designed with incorporating the features of two AA (advanced aspherical) elements, three ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements for the effective suppression of chromatic aberration and delivery of high corner-to-corner image quality even at the maximum aperture F1.8. With the new design, this lens could shoot excellent close-up with a minimum focus distance of 0.19 metres.

“Click” on/Off Switch
paired with A7 III

The FE 20mm F1.8 G weighs only 373g, it’s small size and lightweight and make a perfect match when it is attached to the current A7/A9 series or the A5000/A6000 series. Its compactness and high portability make it a perfect lens for the street shoot. Focusing is fast and quiet with the implementation of two XD (extreme dynamic) for both stills and video shooting.

On the functionality, the FE 20mm F1.8 G was designed with a customisable focus hold button and an aperture ring with a click on/off switch. The filter diameter is 67mm and this lens is also dust and moisture-proof.

FE 20mm F1.8 G with a customisable focus hold button

Here are some of the sample images shot with the lens, released by Sony.

Price is not available at writing time and it is expected to hit the shelve in March 2020. We will get a unit for a full review soon. Meanwhile, visit Sony Malaysia for more information.

Specification

ModelFE 20mm F1.8 G
Focal Length20mm
Maximum ApertureF1.8
Angle of View
(diagonal)
94° in full-frame format
Optical Construction14 elements in 12 groups
Minimum Object Distance0.19m
Maximum Magnification Ratio0.2
Filter SizeΦ67mm
Maximum DiameterΦ73.5mm
Length*84.7mm
Weight373g
Aperture Blades9
Minimum ApertureF22
Standard Accessoryhood, Lens caps, Soft case
MountsSony E-mount

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Editor | Arthur Chen
Editor, Photographer, Video Director & Producer and avid Traveller. The media industry has been my playground for a long time and is getting more exciting by the days.