Sony has announced their latest full-frame lens and this time it’s the Sony FE 20mm F1.8 G lens (SEL20F18G).
This fast wide-angle prime weighs 373 g (13.2oz) and is slightly smaller than the FE 24mm F1.4 GM.
Sony claims that two ‘advanced aspheric’ and three extra-low dispersion elements provide exceptional corner-to-corner sharpness.
|35mm Equivalent Focal Length (APS-C):||30mm|
|Lens Groups / Elements:||12-14|
|Angle of View (35mm):||94|
|Angle of View (APS-C):||70|
|Minimum Focusing Distance:||0.63 ft (AF), 0.59 ft (MF) (0.19 m [AF], 0.18 m [MF])|
|Maximum Magnification Ratio:||0.20 (AF), 0.22 (MF)|
|Stabilization (OSS):||No (Uses IBIS in Camera)|
|Focus:||Autofocus + Manual|
|Filter Thread Size:||67mm|
|Length:||3-3/8 in (84.7mm)|
|Diameter:||3 in (73.5mm)|
|Weight:||13.2 oz (373 g)|
The FE 20mm F1.8 offers a linear response manual focus ring that will hopefully keep videographers happy.
There’s an aperture control ring that can be ‘de-clicked’ for video shooting, as well as a AF/MF switch and a user-assignable focus hold button.
The lens is dust and moisture-resistance and takes 67mm filters.
The lens will cost around $900 in the US and £949.00 in the UK. Pre-orders have now started and first deliveries planned for March 6th.
DPReview have their first impressions and sample images up here and are already calling it “a near-perfect optic”.