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Sony 20 f/1.8 G Lens SEL20F18G Review Rundown

Sony Electronics | Published on 20 Mar 2021 | Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer

Overview

Photo of Sony SEL20F18G
  • Bright, wide-angle f/1.8 G
  • Excellent low-light performance
  • Wide angle of view
  • Limited on-lens controls

Summary

The Sony FE 20mm f/1.8 G is an excellent choice for photographers who want a prime that's decidedly wide angle. The lens is excellent for astrophotography, landscapes, and any other shot that needs a wide perspective. It's part of Sony's G series, a step below its highest-end G Master lenses.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

digitaltrends[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 82%
Reviewers from Digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
The Sony FE 20mm f/1.8 G is the widest full-frame E-mount prime lens yet. It is designed to capture more of the scene, offering a 94-degree angle of view. Sharpness was excellent at the center, even wide open, and helped show what the A7R IV can do.
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Pros[**]
  • Large f/1.8 aperture
  • Excellent low-light performance
  • Wide angle of view
  • Dual XD Linear autofocus motors
Cons[**]
  • Omits barrel distortion

pcmag[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 85%
Reviewers from Pcmag have found the following[***]:
The Sony FE 20mm F1.8 G adds a bright, wide-angle prime lens to the E-mount full-frame mirrorless system. It's a well-made lens that focuses quickly and silently. The Tamron 20mm f/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2 delivers sharp images for $349.
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Pros[**]
  • Bright, wide-angle f/1.8 aperture
  • Dust, splash, and fluorine coating
  • Optical stabilization
  • Dust and splash protection
Cons[**]
  • Relatively slow to focus

techradar[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 85%
Reviewers from Techradar have found the following[***]:
Sony FE 20mm f/1.8 G is the latest addition to the company's FE line of lenses. The lens is designed with portability in mind, with diminutive proportions of 84.7 x 73.5mm and a weight of just 373g. It's incredibly compact, and balances perfectly with Sony A7- and A9-series cameras, as well as A6000-series APS-C bodies. The manual aperture ring has three settings to suit all photographers and videographers.
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Pros[**]
  • Impressive sharpness at f/1.8
  • Fast autofocus
  • Relatively compact
Cons[**]
  • Pricey for a prime lens

references

  1. 1. ^ Sony FE 20mm f/1.8 G lens review: A superb landscape lens. Digitaltrends. 29 March 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  2. 2. ^ Sony FE 20mm F1.8 G Review. Pcmag. 25 February 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  3. 3. ^ Sony FE 20mm f/1.8 G review. Techradar. 25 February 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  4. *. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher's own rating, if available, as a result.
  5. **. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher's own bullets points, if available, as a result.
  6. ***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher's own, if available.

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