Sony announces E-mount 20mm F2.8 pancake prime lens for NEX cameras

Jan 23, 2013 at 04:00:00 GMT

Sony has announced the E 20mm F2.8 – a reasonably wide-angle pancake prime lens for the NEX cameras. The moderately-fast E-mount pancake might provide a 30mm similar field of view plus adds another compact lens choice for NEX shooters. It is obtainable in April for about $ 350. Sony has additionally mentioned it usually provide its video-targeted 18-200mm OSS F3.5-6.3 energy zoom lens because a standalone product. Previously just accessible bundled with all the NEX-VG30 camcorder, it becomes the company’s 3rd E-mount 18-200mm superzoom plus might expense about $ 1200.

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New 20mm f/2.8 “pancake” lens plus Video-friendly 18-200mm f/3.5 – f/6.3 “Power Zoom” lens extend creative possibilities

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 22, 2013 – Sony is growing its common E-mount camera program with all the addition of 2 new lenses suitable with all α E-Mount cameras plus semi-professional camcorders.

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

When installed about any Sony α E-Mount camera, the sharp fresh SEL20F28 ”pancake” lens creates an very versatile, transportable package ideal for a wide range of everyday shooting chances ranging from interiors to landscapes, street photography, everyday snapshots plus more.

The fresh lens attributes an ultra-slim shape around 20mm from lens front to back, plus with its broad angle of view (30mm about 35mm equivalent) plus bright F2.8 aperture, it produces good comparison, resolution plus clearness over the frame for both nevertheless image plus full HD movie shooting. 

New 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS Powered Telephoto Zoom Lens (model SELP18200)

Originally offered just because a kit lens for the unique NEX-VG30 camcorder introduced this previous fall, the fresh SELP18200 powered telephoto zoom lens may today be accessible for buy because a stand-alone lens. 

Designed for severe videographers, the top-quality lens has the good 11x magnification range plus whisper-quiet force zoom mechanics, concentrating plus aperture procedure. This enables smooth cinematic transitions whenever adjusting zoom level or manual settings throughout shooting.  It qualities a well placed zoom lever which functions with a switch found on the lens barrel, permitting zoom speed to be chosen inside 3 different procedures – from slow, breathtaking shifts inside attitude to dramatic crash-zoom effects.  Zoom may equally be controlled straight from suitable NEX-VG900, NEX-VG30 plus NEX-FS700 (needs firmware update) movie cameras.

The unique lens also offers built-in Optical SteadyShot™, that cuts the effects of camera shake plus minimizes camera blur when shooting handheld at slower shutter speeds.  Additionally, Active Mode further improves stabilization at the broad end of the 11x zoom range guaranteeing smooth, stable footage whether or not the shooter is within motion. 

While the fresh SELP18200 lens is optimized for movie, it’s moreover a flexible choice for shooting nonetheless photography – from expansive landscapes to excellent impact close-ups of wildlife or athletes – with Sony’s α E-Mount range of interchangeable lens nonetheless cameras.

Sony α E-mount lens family expansion

These modern models expand the Sony E-mount family to 13 native E-mount lenses and 2 converters, covering any shooting condition for photographers plus videographers likewise.

Spanning ultra-wide angle, effective telezoom, macro plus swiftly, bright primes, the range involves premium optics by Sony plus Carl Zeiss, plus has processed performance plus effortless handling throughout the line. 

Pricing plus Availability

The modern E 20mm F2.8 (SEL20F28) wide-angle prime lens is accessible this April for regarding $ 350. 

The unique E PZ18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS (SELP18200) motorized telezoom lens is accessible this March for regarding $ 1200.

The Sony α family of cameras, camcorders, lenses plus accessories are available at Sony retail shops, online at www.store.sony.comand at all different authorized stores throughout the Sony dealer network.

20mm F2.8 specifications

Principal specifications
Lens type Prime lens
Max Format size APS-C / DX
Focal length 20 mm
Lens mount Sony E (NEX)
Aperture
Maximum aperture F2.8
Focus
Autofocus Yes
Full time manual Unknown
Distance scale No
DoF scale No
Physical
Colour Black
Tripod collar No
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