Sony has announced the new FE 20mm f/1.8 G lens, the widest full-frame lens in its E mount lineup. Designed for things like astrophotography, landscapes and street photography, Sony bills this $898 lens as ideal for portraits, too, oddly enough – presumably they mean location portraits. But it’s a lightweight, compact, ultra-wide lens, and it can be yours for a mere $898.
Sony says that the new lens features a two “advanced aspherical” (AA) elements and three extra-low dispersion (ED) elements to suppress chromatic aberration with minimal distortion, even wide open. They say it’s also dust and moisture resistant, with a fluorine front element coating to repel liquids and debris.
|Lens Mount||Sony E|
|Minimum focus distance||7.09" (18cm)|
|Angle of View||94°|
|Optical Design||14 Elements in 12 Groups|
|Diaphragm Blades||9, Rounded|
|Filter Size||67 mm (Front)|
|Dimensions||2.89 x 3.33" (73.5 x 84.7mm)|
|Weight||13.16oz / 373 g|
It’s crazy to think that just a few short years ago, many discounted Sony due to the lack of lens variety, and now they’re releasing their 56th E mount lens. And finally a good ultra-wide option from Sony themselves.
The Sony FE 20mm f/1.8 G lens will be available to pre-order soon for $898 and will ship in March.