The Sony FE 20mm is a versatile, compact and lightweight G lens for a wide variety of still and movie shooting situations. Weighing just 373 grams, and being dust and moisture resistant, this suoerb prime lens is incredibly portable and is ideal for use on gimbals or accessory grips.
An advanced optical design that includes two AA elements is supported by a refined mechanical system in a G Lens that weighs just 373 grams. Small size and light weight enhance mobility when used with compact E-mount bodies, and make up a well-balanced system that is ideal for use on gimbals or accessory grips. The FE 20mm F1.8 G is a versatile lens for a wide variety of still and movie shooting situations.
A dust and moisture resistant design2 provides the reliability needed for outdoor use in challenging conditions.
Two XD (eXtreme Dynamic) Linear Motors easily keep up with Sony’s high-speed camera bodies, taking full advantage of their AF speed, precision, and tracking potential. New control algorithms make it possible to drive the lens’s large focus group smoothly and without delays for responsive, silent, low-vibration autofocus.
Two AA (advanced aspherical) elements in an innovative optical design minimise aberration for outstanding corner-to-corner resolution right from the lens’s widest F1.8 aperture
In addition to precise control of spherical aberration that has a significant influence on bokeh quality, the FE 20mm F1.8 G has a 9-blade circular aperture that contributes to smooth, creamy bokeh and natural-looking highlights that are hallmarks of the G Lens series.
In addition to the fact that 20mm is a great focal length for selfies, this lens has a minimum focusing distance of just 0.19 meter (0.63 ft) when used in AF mode, and an even closer 0.18 meter (0.59 ft) minimum focusing distance when focused manually. It is an excellent choice for gimbal/grip mounting, whether shooting selfies or other subjects.
Sony’s original Nano AR Coating creates a precise, regular nanostructure on lens surfaces that does not interfere with light transmission while suppressing reflections that can cause flare and ghosting. Internal reflections are reduced to an absolute minimum, achieving outstanding clarity and contrast.
The front lens element features a fluorine coating that repels water, oil, and other contaminants, while making it easier to wipe off any contaminants or fingerprints that do become attached to the lens surface.
Moviemaking advantages include fast, precise AF and tracking provided by the lens’s XD Linear Motors, an ultra-wide 20mm angle of view on full frame bodies (30mm on APS-C bodies or with Super 35 angle of view settings), a bright F1.8 maximum aperture, compact and lightweight design, excellent close-up performance, and more. In addition to the lens’s small size and light weight, its internal focus design makes it convenient for use on compact gimbals or grips for vlogging and other applications.
Sony FE 20mm F1.8 G
35mm full frame
35MM EQUIVALENT FOCAL-LENGTH (APS-C)
LENS GROUPS / ELEMENTS
ANGLE OF VIEW (35MM)
ANGLE OF VIEW (APS-C)
MAXIMUM APERTURE (F)
MINIMUM APERTURE (F)
MINIMUM FOCUS DISTANCE
0.19 m (AF), 0.18 m (MF) (0.63 ft (AF), 0.59 ft (MF))
MAXIMUM MAGNIFICATION RATIO (X)
0.20 (AF), 0.22 (MF)
FILTER DIAMETER (MM)
IMAGE STABILIZATION (STEADYSHOT)
Petal shape, bayonet type
Size & Weight
DIMENSIONS (D X L)
73.5×84.7 mm (3 × 3 3/8 in.)
373 g (13.2 oz.)