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Sony FE 20mm F1.8 G Ultra-wide-angle Prime Lens launched in India!

Sony Boosts Full-Frame Lens Line-up with New FE 20mm F1.8 G Ultra-wide-angle Prime Lens!

   

Sony has today announced the launch of new G Lens TM series, the FE 20mm F1.8G to its extensive range of native full-frame E-mount lenses. Ensuring excellent G Lens resolution and bokeh, the FE 20mm F1.8 G is compact, lightweight and has an impressive corner to corner resolution in a large-aperture wide-angle prime lens. It allows its users more freedom to shoot stunning landscapes, starscapes and impressive video.

  1. Exceptionally high-resolution image with exquisite bokeh.
  2. Lightweight and portable design.
  3. Sony’s proprietary extreme dynamic linear motors achieve fast, precise, quiet autofocus.
  4. Smooth operations and highly reliable compact lens.
  5. Sony’s technology supporting, advanced moviemaking.

Hiroyuki Tokuno, Head of Digital Imaging Division, Sony India said

“Sony is committed to offering camera enthusiasts the best in class E-Mount system with XD linear motor. The new SEL20F18G lens creates a perfect combination of image quality and performance, enhancing the experience of both photographers and videographers. Being suitable for video shooting on both full-frame and APS-C bodies, it is a valuable addition to our lens lineup.” 

  • Exceptionally high-resolution image with exquisite bokeh

The smart lens design features two AA (advanced aspherical) elements, three ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements for the effective suppression of chromatic aberration and delivery of high corner-to-corner image quality even at the maximum aperture F1.8. It has excellent close-up performance with a minimum focus distance of 0.19 metres (max. magnification: 0.2 times) and delivers beautiful bokeh.

  • Lightweight and portable design

The compact design and versatility of the FE 20mm F1.8 G make it the perfect all-rounder for photographers and videographers. Weighing only 373g, its small size and lightweight make it truly mobile when used with compact E-mount bodies as part of a well-balanced system that is ideal for use on gimbals or accessory grips.

  • Sony’s proprietary extreme dynamic linear motors achieve fast, precise, quiet autofocus

The frame uses two XD (extreme dynamic) Linear Motors to deliver fast, precise and quiet autofocusing for both stills and video shooting. 

  • Highly reliable and an easy to operate compact lens.

Designed to be dust and moisture resistant with a fluorine front element coating, the FE 20mm F1.8 G is highly reliable and easy to operate. It offers a customisable focus hold button and an aperture ring with a click on/off switch. It is also compatible with a variety of 67mm filters for extra creative control.

  • Sony’s technology supporting advanced moviemaking.

This lens is optically designed to minimize critical issues of moviemaking including the breathing focus by a precision internal focus mechanism. It is also exceptionally suited for video with a linear motor that takes on the vital role of ‘wobbling’ to providing high-speed actuation for the contrast AF detection system, for smooth, continuous AF with a good combination of gimbal stabilizer.

Price and Availability

The FE 20mm F1.8G will be available across all Sony Center, Alpha Flagship stores, Sony authorized dealers and major electronic stores across India. 

Model MRP Availability
FE 20mm F1.8 G Rs. 83,990/- March 12, 2020

The price of this lens definitely seems on the higher side. But would it be great for video creators and professionals alike? Let us know your thoughts on the same in the comments section below!

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Written by Ankit Jha

Ankit is a geek from New Delhi who loves smartphones, games and everything tech. When he's not busy writing here you can find him playing PUBG on his phone!

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