Sony has introduced a brand new 20mm prime lens that is an actual cracker for cameras just like the Sony A6600 and Sony A7 III. How do we all know? As a result of we have already examined it, and you may see the outcomes over at our full Sony FE 20mm f/1.eight evaluate.
The FE 20mm f/1.eight G is a compact, light-weight prime lens that pairs properly with each full-frame E-Mount cameras (assume the Sony A7 III and Sony A7R IV) and APS-C ones too (the Sony A6600, for instance).
Whereas it is not a ‘G Grasp’ lens, that are Sony’s premium, high-end lenses, this ‘G’ lens may be very prime quality and, as our evaluate discovered, presents wonderful sharpness all through its aperture vary.
This implies it is appropriate for all types of pictures – it is a terrific dimension and focal size for panorama and journey capturing, however portrait, astro and wedding ceremony photographers may even respect its picture high quality and options.
These embrace a change to maneuver between stepless and clicked aperture, making it appropriate for each stills and video capturing, and a handbook aperture ring with a number of useful settings that additional boosts its versatility. You get an ‘A’ setting for controlling the aperture on the digital camera, a clicked handbook aperture, and a stepless mode for videographers.
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Maybe the Sony FE 20mm f/1.eight G’s finest function, although, is its compact dimension and weight. Weighing it at solely 373g, it balances notably properly with Sony’s A7 and A9 collection, however can be appropriate for APS-C our bodies just like the Sony A6600 too. On the latter, it has an equal focal size of 30mm.
The lens can be each mud and moisture resistant and has two XD linear motors, which helps produce speedy and quiet focusing. Its premium price ticket can be backed up by the premium lens development, which incorporates 14 components in 12 teams and a 9-blade round aperture.
The one potential draw back is that price ticket, which can be €1100 (round $1190 / £920 / AU$1800) when it goes on sale in March 2020. That makes it nearly twice the present value of the Sigma 20mm f/1.4, although we reckon it is a high-quality various for any Sony digital camera followers who’re searching for a wide-angle prime that is small, mild and really sharp.