Sony Announces New 20mm Pancake Lens

Sony 20mm Pancake Lens

If you’re looking for a new lens for your E-mount, NEX camera Sony has a new addition.

The 20mm F/2.8 pancake lens is a totally new compact prime lens for their NEX mirrorless camera system with a total length of just 20mm. Because the NEX cameras use APS-C sensors, it has a full-frame equivalent coverage of a 30mm lens. It’s made up of 6 elements in six groups. And in addition to its small size, it also weighs just 2.4-ounces.

The large f/2.8 aperture is good for shallow depth-of-field photos as well as low light photography.

From Sony:

”New 20mm F2.8 ‘pancake’ wide angle lens (model SEL20F28)

When mounted on any Sony α E-Mount camera, the sharp new SEL20F28 “pancake” lens creates an exceptionally versatile, portable package ideal for a broad range of everyday shooting opportunities ranging from interiors to landscapes, street photography, casual snapshots and more.

The new lens features an ultra-slim design approximately 20mm from lens front to back, and with its wide angle of view (30mm on 35mm equivalent) and bright F2.8 aperture, it produces excellent contrast, resolution and clarity across the frame for both still image and full HD video shooting.”

The Sony E 20mm f/2.8 SEL20F28  will be available this April for about $350 (£221.00)




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