Sony FE 20-70mm f4 G Lens
A versatile and lightweight lens, the Sony FE 20-70mm f4 G Lens features good close focusing, a wide-angle zoom, and high-quality optics. The next logical step up from a kit lens and an excellent option to pair with your primes as a portable solution for photographers on the go.
Ideal for content
The wide perspective of the lens supports new shooting styles and is able to produce stabilised videos, working with active IS (Image Stabilisation) where the video is cropped. It has great close focusing capabilities, with ratios of 3:2 for stills, 16:9 for movies, and 2.35:1 for cinema; all of which a wide-angle zoom helps to capture the whole shot, fitting the needs of hybrid shooters. The lens works well for selfies and vlogging, while its compact body makes it a great option as your go-to always-on lens.
Versatile focal length
Overall, the focal length range of 20-70mm is incredibly versatile, stretching from wide-angle to short telephoto. This makes it so you don’t have to worry as much about the distortion, compression, or field-of-view of the shot, focussing instead on the artistic side of photography.
Using ED glass for the aspherical lens, internal focusing and edge-to-edge resolution, the Sony FE 20-70mm f4 G Lens has great quality optics that produce sharp images. A circular 9-blade aperture gives a natural defocussing effect to the bokeh, while an improved close focus of 30cm-25cm and manual close focus of 25cm ensures you capture what you want to reliably, in exceptional detail.
Featuring an XD (Extreme Dynamic) linear motor the lens is capable of a high thrust efficiency while being quiet with minimal vibrations. This Sony G Lens also has internal focusing giving it fast AF for subjects that are in motion.
Able to record with unrestricted active IS even after a slight crop to 16:9, the movie function performs well in handheld shooting. The additional feature of focus breathing suppression enables smooth transitions and further helps to avoid any camera shake displayed on the video. Focus shift and axis shift qualities are prominent when zooming, lending to more refined imagery with even levels of brightness due to a constant f/4 aperture.
Mobile and ergonomic design
Lightweight at 488g, the 78.7 x 99mm dimensions of this lens make it perfect for portability. Its ergonomic features include a linear manual focus ring which manages to feel analogue, a focus hold button, and an aperture ring to control light levels; plus aperture click, focus mode, and iris lock switches. All of this increases the user experience and makes for a more fluid creative process.
Built for adventure, the lens is dust- and moisture-resistant, with a fluorine-coated front element that is resistant to liquids, oils, and particulates, as well as easy to clean.
Sony FE 20-70mm f4 G Lens Key features
- Wide perspective
- Stabilised videos
- Close focusing 30cm-25cm
- Good for hybrid shooters
- Internal focusing for fast AF
- Lightweight 488g
- XD linear motor
- Edge-to-edge resolution
- Focus breathing suppression
- Fluorine-coated front element
- Dust and moisture resistant
- 72mm filter thread