Sony NEX lenses : 20mm F2.8 pancake lens and 28-200mm F3.3-6.3 power zoom


Sony today introduces two new E Mount lenses intended for its NEX mirrorless cameras and NEX camcorders NEX-VG. The lens range for Sony NEX system is expanding with two new lenses that were expected : a truly compact, light and thin pancake lens (thin compared to what Sony had accustomed us to), a 20mm f/2.8 and the 18-200mm power zoom designed for video with Sony’s optical Steady Shot that Sony advertizes as able to balance 6EV.


20mm f/2.8 pancake lens


Finally, a real pancake lens in Sony E-mount NEX lenses ! This 20mm f/2.8 is really compact this time with only 2cm thick and it weighs only 69 grams. Once mounted on a NEX camera (I should receive the NEX-6 today for its review), it is equivalent to a 30mm. It will be available from March 2013 at a price of €350 under the code : Sony SEL20F28.AE.

  • Focal length: 20mm (30mm equivalent on a NEX camera)
  • Angle of view: 70 °
  • Max Aperture: f/2.8
  • Minimum Aperture: f/16
  • 7-blade diaphragm
  • Minimum Focusing distance : 20cm
  • Filter Diameter: 49mm
  • Lens diameter: 62.6 mm
  • Lens width : 20.4 mm
  • Weight: 69 grams
The new 20mm f/2.8 pancake lens with E-mount is a trully compact lens I’d love to test on the NEX-6 camera.


18-200mm F3.3 to 6.3 OSS power zoom


We have had a taste of it when Sony introduced the new pro camcorders NEX-VG30 and NEX-VG900, the new versatile power zoom SEL 18-200mm f/3.3-6.3 OSS is now launched an dready to be delivered in a few days. Sony is ambitious and ensures that the new image stabilization system which equips this lens can catch up 6 EV. When used on a NEX mirrorless camera or a NEX camcorder, it offers a wide range equivalent to a 27-300mm in 25mm language. The power zoom allows smoother movements and better controlled zoom-in / out in the footages. It will be available from February 2013 at a price of €1200 under the product code Sony SELP18200.AE.

  • Focal length: 18-200mm (27-300mm on a NEX camera)
  • Max. apertures : f/3.5-6.3
  • Min. apertures : f/22-40
  • 7-blade diaphragm
  • Minimum focusing distance : 30cm in wide-angle and 50cm in telephoto
  • Lens optical construction: 17 elements in 12 groups and one ED glass lens
  • Filter Diameter: 67mm
  • Lens diameter: 93.2 mm
  • Lens length: 99mm
  • Weight: 649 gram
sony nex 18-200mm OSS lens
Sony NEX 18-200mm f/3.3-6.3 OSS lens with E-mount.


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