My Sony 20mm f/1.8 G Lens Review

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In this review I will be covering the new Sony FE 20mm f/1.8 G Lens using the Lab and Real World testing via the Sony A7 III camera body. This is a G badged lens so we can expect very good quality across the board and in this review I will show you just that!

Basically this lens is going for ~$900 US at the time of this review and it’s a fast wide angle prime lens that is particularly good for Landscapes, Architecture, Real estate, Vlogging, Astro, Cars, and honestly anything else that you would use a wide angle lens for.

The lens offers excellent build quality with weather sealing, and a manual aperture ring with a de-click feature for those that want to use this lens for video. In addition it has a customizable focus hold button and manual focus /auto focus switch on the side which is super convenient. More key features below….

Sony FE 20mm f/1.8 G Lens

Key Features:

  • E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/22
  • APS-C Effective Focal Length = 30mm
  • Two Aspherical Elements
  • Three Extra-Low Dispersion Elements
  • Nano AR and Fluorine Coatings
  • Dual XD Linear Focus Motor system
  • AF/MF Switch; Internal Focus
  • Focus Hold Button
  • Physical Aperture Ring; De-Click Switch
  • Dust and Moisture-Resistant Construction
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Minimum Focus Distance = 7.09″ / 18 cm
  • Filter Thread = 67mm
  • Weight = 13.16 oz / 373 g
  • Price = $898 US @ BHPhoto
Sony FE 20mm f/1.8 G Lens

My Sony FE 20mm f/1.8 G Lens Review – Youtube Version

Sample Photos

Here are some of the real world sample photos I got with the Sony FE 20mm f/1.8 G lens, and be sure to click on the images for a larger gallery style view…


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Conclusions

At the end of the day I highly recommend the Sony FE 20mm f/1.8 G Lens! The build quality is excellent, the optical quality is excellent, and the lens offers an awesome wide angle view of the world for those that need or want that perspective. The distortion control is also very well controlled as you saw in the sample photos and lab testing photos. In addition the lens is fairly lightweight and compact which makes it easy to carry around when stowed, and when mounted to the Sony A7 III it feels very well balanced.

I had a blast using this lens and got some awesome real world captures in my opinion. Two thumbs up!!

I really hope you got what you were looking for in this review and please let me know what you think of the new Sony FE 20mm f/1.8 G Lens, because I would love to hear your thoughts!

Have a great day and I will catch up with you next time, Jay

My Sony 20mm f/1.8 G Lens Review
A fantastic Full Frame Wide Angle Prime Lens Option!
At the end of the day I highly recommend the Sony FE 20mm f/1.8 G Lens! The build quality is excellent, the optical quality is excellent, and the lens offers an awesome wide angle view of the world for those that need or want that perspective. The distortion control is also very well controlled as you saw in the sample photos and lab testing photos. In addition the lens is fairly lightweight and compact which makes it easy to carry around when stowed, and when mounted to the Sony A7 III it feels very well balanced.
Bang For The Buck
95
Feature Set
98
Build Quality and Design
96
Ergonomics
96
Auto Focus System
95
Real World Usability
98
Video Quality
95
Real World Image quality
95
Lab Testing Optical Quality
95
Lens Distortion Control
95
Low Light Performance
92
Fun Factor
100
Pros
Excellent build quality and design
Excellent optical performance across the board
A fair price for the quality
A fast f/1.8 max aperture
Cons
manual aperture ring can sometimes turn when mounting the lens which at times is annoying
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