A Review of the Sony FE 20mm f/1.8 G Lens

A wide angle prime lens that comes with a large aperture can tackle a range of situations, such as astrophotography, weddings, and more. For Sony shooters, there is the FE 20mm f/1.8 G, and this excellent video review takes a look at the sort of performance and image quality you can expect from it in practice. 

Coming to you from Christopher Frost, this awesome video review takes a look at the Sony FE 20mm f/1.8 G lens. At 13 ounces, the 20mm f/1.8 G offers the portability of a prime lens; nonetheless, it comes with a range of good features, including: 

  • Two advanced aspherical elements and three extra-low dispersion elements for reduced aberrations and distortion and increased sharpness
  • Nano AR coating for reduced flares and ghosting and deeper contrast
  • Rounded nine-blade diaphragm for smoother, more pleasing bokeh
  • De-clickable aperture for video work
  • Focus hold buttons with customizable functions
  • Dual XD linear motor for quiet autofocus suitable for both photos and video
  • Front fluorine coating to prevent fingerprints and dust smudges

Altogether, the 20mm f/1.8 G looks like a useful lens for a variety of applications with excellent image quality. Check out the video above for Frost's full thoughts on the lens. 

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Leo dj's picture

Because i often use them in tight places is love to use the wide zoom (16-35 2.8). For landscapes, reportages, indoor photography and where my favorite (environmental) portrait lens 35mm is too long. Zooming with a wide lens makes such a difference (where cropping to a certain degree or stepping forward is always easy). I tried working with a 15mm en 21mm prima but hated it. Especially the changing outdoors. My primes are for portraits and i love the 35 for reportage work with people.