Sony E 20mm ƒ/2.8 Wide-Angle Lens Sample Images

The Sony E 20mm ƒ/2.8 is a moderately wide-angle lens for Sony E-mount APS-C mirrorless cameras. With a maximum aperture of ƒ/2.8, it’s fast, but the highlight features are how small and light it is.

Sony E 20mm ƒ/2.8 Sample Images
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It uses a Sony E-mount and is designed for the interchangeable-lens cropped-sensor Alpha mirrorless APS-C range. So cameras like the a6000, a6400, and a6600. (There’s also a 20mm ƒ/1.8 designed for Sony’s full-frame cameras; I have sample images with that lens here.)

The 20mm focal length on the APS-C sensor is the equivalent of a 30mm perspective on a full-frame sensor. So it’s a moderately wide-angle perspective that makes for a versatile travel and street photography lens (helped by its fast maximum aperture).

Sony E 20mm ƒ/2.8 Wide-Angle Lens
  • Superior Image Quality
  • Minimum Focus Distance : 0.66 feet (0.2 m), Maximum Magnification ratio : 0.12x

But among its defining features are that it is so tiny and light. It weighs in at only 2.4 ounces (69 grams) and has a physical depth of less than an inch.

Sony E 20mm f2.8 Wide-Angle Lens

The angle of view is 70 degrees. It has a maximum aperture of ƒ/2.8 and a minimum aperture of ƒ/16. And its optical design consists of six elements in six groups and seven rounded diaphragm blades. It takes 49mm screw-in filters. And it has aspherical lens elements; you can see the effects of that in some of the photos below, where straight lines are kept straight rather than getting the kind of distortion that you get with lenses that don’t use aspherical elements.

Sony E 20mm ƒ/2.8 Wide-Angle Lens Sample Images

Most of these were shot wide open at ƒ/2.8. They were all shot on a Sony a6500.

You can click on each photo to open a full-size version if you’d like a closer look.

Sony E 20mm f2.8 Wide-Angle Lens Sample Image
It took this photo with a Sony E 20mm ƒ/2.8 wide-angle lens at ƒ/4.5 on a Sony a6500.
Sony E 20mm f2.8 Wide-Angle Lens Sample Image
Sony E 20mm ƒ/2.8 wide-angle lens at ƒ/2.8 on a Sony a6500.
Sony E 20mm f2.8 Wide-Angle Lens Sample Image
Sony E 20mm ƒ/2.8 wide-angle lens at ƒ/2.8 on a Sony a6500.
Sony E 20mm f2.8 Wide-Angle Lens Sample Image
Sony E 20mm ƒ/2.8 wide-angle lens at ƒ/2.8 on a Sony a6500.
Sony E 20mm f2.8 Wide-Angle Lens Sample Image
Sony E 20mm ƒ/2.8 wide-angle lens at ƒ/2.8 on a Sony a6500.
Sony E 20mm f2.8 Wide-Angle Lens Sample Image
Sony E 20mm ƒ/2.8 wide-angle lens at ƒ/2.8 on a Sony a6500.
Sony E 20mm f2.8 Wide-Angle Lens Sample Image
Sony E 20mm ƒ/2.8 wide-angle lens at ƒ/2.8 on a Sony a6500.
Sony E 20mm f2.8 Wide-Angle Lens Sample Image
Sony E 20mm ƒ/2.8 wide-angle lens at ƒ/2.8 on a Sony a6500.
Sony E 20mm f2.8 Wide-Angle Lens Sample Image
Sony E 20mm ƒ/2.8 wide-angle lens at ƒ/2.8 on a Sony a6500.
Sony E 20mm f2.8 Wide-Angle Lens Sample Image
Sony E 20mm ƒ/2.8 wide-angle lens at ƒ/2.8 on a Sony a6500.
Sony E 20mm f2.8 Wide-Angle Lens Sample Image
Sony E 20mm ƒ/2.8 wide-angle lens at ƒ/2.8 on a Sony a6500.
Sony E 20mm f2.8 Wide-Angle Lens Sample Image
Sony E 20mm ƒ/2.8 wide-angle lens at ƒ/2.8 on a Sony a6500.
Sony E 20mm f2.8 Wide-Angle Lens Sample Image
Sony E 20mm ƒ/2.8 wide-angle lens at ƒ/2.8 on a Sony a6500.
Sony E 20mm f2.8 Wide-Angle Lens Sample Image
Sony E 20mm ƒ/2.8 wide-angle lens at ƒ/2.8 on a Sony a6500.
Sony E 20mm f2.8 Wide-Angle Lens Sample Image
Sony E 20mm ƒ/2.8 wide-angle lens at ƒ/2.8 on a Sony a6500.
Sony E 20mm f2.8 Wide-Angle Lens Sample Image
Sony E 20mm ƒ/2.8 wide-angle lens at ƒ/6.3 on a Sony a6500.
Sony E 20mm f2.8 Wide-Angle Lens Sample Image
Sony E 20mm ƒ/2.8 wide-angle lens at ƒ/14 on a Sony a6500.
Sony E 20mm f2.8 Wide-Angle Lens Sample Image
Sony E 20mm ƒ/2.8 wide-angle lens at ƒ/2.8 on a Sony a6500.
Sony E 20mm f2.8 Wide-Angle Lens Sample Image
Sony E 20mm ƒ/2.8 wide-angle lens at ƒ/4.5 on a Sony a6500.
Sony E 20mm f2.8 Wide-Angle Lens Sample Image
Sony E 20mm ƒ/2.8 wide-angle lens at ƒ/2.8 on a Sony a6500.
Sony E 20mm f2.8 Wide-Angle Lens Sample Image
Sony E 20mm ƒ/2.8 wide-angle lens at ƒ/2.8 on a Sony a6500.
Sony E 20mm f2.8 Wide-Angle Lens Sample Image
Sony E 20mm ƒ/2.8 wide-angle lens at ƒ/2.8 on a Sony a6500.
Sony E 20mm f2.8 Wide-Angle Lens Sample Image
Sony E 20mm ƒ/2.8 wide-angle lens at ƒ/3.5 on a Sony a6500.
Sony E 20mm f2.8 Wide-Angle Lens Sample Image
Sony E 20mm ƒ/2.8 wide-angle lens at ƒ/2.8 on a Sony a6500.

Price & Availability

The technical product number is SEL20F28.

Sony has set the MSRP for this lens at $349.99. Check the current price and availability at:

Sony E 20mm ƒ/2.8 Wide-Angle Lens
  • Superior Image Quality
  • Minimum Focus Distance : 0.66 feet (0.2 m), Maximum Magnification ratio : 0.12x

It takes 49mm screw-in filters.

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