Excerpt: I purchased this lens to make a slim package with my NEX-7 to allow me to carry a camera at all times. So many pictures pass without a camera available. This lens corrects my bad habit. On the other hand, to be kind, this lens is not sterling by any means.
Pros: Clever Compact Lens Hood, Durable, Easy To Use, Fast Focus, Lightweight, Reliable
Excerpt: Quick note: bought USED here for its compact size and usefulness as a city/landscape walkabout option that would have minimal battery drain (no zooming in and out). I don't normally buy used, but this was rated as a 9 (it was!
Summary: This is a Very Good Lens ! I use it on an NEX 7 , and I am very pleased with the Results ! I used it at Gettysburg Battleground last Fall , and it and the 32mm Touit Zeiss lens are a Wonderful combination ! For most situations I use the 20mm , as it is so compact , and small !
Summary: The 20mm Sony pancake lens is exactly what you'd expect. It's optics and IQ are slightly better than the 16-50mm kit lens, it's slightly more compact and decently faster. Really if this lens were $200 it'd be really easy to recommend it to anybody interested in this focal length and/or having a...
Summary: It's an okay pancake lens. The size is really the best part about it. For the money you can buy better lenses, in that size or other sizes. Really soft wide open. Stopped down to F4 it's significantly sharper, but you by an F2.8 lens to be able to shoot that fast.
A significant improvement over the older 16mm ƒ/2.8
Case Money Millionaire, Amazon
19 February 2015
Summary: As far as fixed, pancake, wide-angle lenses go, this one is pretty spectacular. I used own a Sony NEX-5 with the 16mm ƒ/2.8 and it was fun, but was super soft and had tons of edge distortion. When I decided to buy a Sony A-6000 I decided to pick this lens up to go with it and WOW!
BEWARE IF YOU WANT TO USE THIS LENS WITH THE NEW SONY ALPHA 7II...MODEL ILCE-7M2
Outside the Pit, Amazon
19 February 2015
Summary: Incompatible with Sony's new and highly raved about Alpha 7II...just go to this web site and have a look...http://support.d-imaging.sony.co.jp/www/cscs/lens_body/index.php?area=us&lang=en&mdl=ILCE7M2...absolutely incredible that this is a suggested lens for that camera..