Sony FE 20mm f/1.8 G review

At last! The Sony FE 20mm f/1.8 G prime arrives for full-frame mirrorless cameras – and it’s well worth the wait

5 Star Rating
Sony FE 20mm f/1.8 G review
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Digital Camera World Verdict

Until now, the widest Sony prime for A7 and A9 series cameras was the FE 24mm f/1.4 G Master. And while excellent, it doesn’t go any wider than a 24-70mm zoom and is very pricey. The new Sony FE 20mm f/1.8 G boosts your viewing angle from 84° to a much wider 94° and, while it doesn’t have quite such a fast aperture, it’s impressively compact yet delivers stunning image quality – all while undercutting the FE 24mm for price. This new lens is altogether fabulous.


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    Mighty viewing angle

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    Incredible image quality

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    Superb handling


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    Quite expensive to buy

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The Sony FE 20mm f/1.8 G arrives pretty late to the 20mm prime party for the manufacturer's full-frame mirrorless cameras. 

Already on the market is the Sigma 20mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art, which is big and heavy at nearly a kilogram but great value for money. Then there's the pricier but slower Tokina Firin 20mm f/2, and the refreshingly compact and affordable yet high-performance Tamron 20mm f/2.8 Di III OSD M1:2

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