differences

Reasons to consider the Sony 35mm f/1.8 OSS

Image stabilization Sony SteadyShot vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Wider aperture f/1.8 vs f/2.8
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At its widest, the 35mm f/1.8 OSS captures much more light (1.3 f-stops)
Narrower aperture f/22 vs f/16
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At its narrowest, the 35mm f/1.8 OSS goes 0.9 f-stops narrower
Slightly better telephoto 35 mm vs 20 mm
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Around 80% more reach, less perspective distortion
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the Sony 35mm f/1.8 OSS

Reasons to consider the Sony 20mm f/2.8

Shorter 20 mm vs 45 mm
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2.2x shorter
Slightly better wide angle 20 mm vs 35 mm
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More than 40% better wide angle
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the Sony 20mm f/2.8

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Length Short Help
35mm f/1.8 OSS45 mm
20mm f/2.820 mm
Prime lens Fixed focal length prime lenses Help
Typically very sharp
Diameter Small diameters Help
35mm f/1.8 OSS65 mm
20mm f/2.863 mm
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Weight Light weight Help
35mm f/1.8 OSS155 g
20mm f/2.869 g
Max focal length Poor telephoto Help
35mm f/1.8 OSS35 mm
20mm f/2.820 mm

competitors

Sony 20mm f/2.8 Competitors

Sony E-Mount 16mm f/2.8

Sony E-Mount 16mm f/2.8

Wide angle lens

$228 - $248

Diameter Significantly smaller diameter
Wide minimum Narrower aperture
Length Longer
Sony FE 28mm f/2

Sony FE 28mm f/2

Low light lens

$448

Wide minimum Narrower aperture
Aperture Wider aperture
Length Longer
Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM Sony Alpha

Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM Sony Alpha

Low light lens

$315 - $339

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Length Longer

Sony 35mm f/1.8 OSS Competitors

Sony FE 28mm f/2

Sony FE 28mm f/2

Low light lens

$448

Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sigma 60mm f/2.8 DN Sony E

Sigma 60mm f/2.8 DN Sony E

Portrait lens

$209

Max focal length Slightly better telephoto
Diameter Slightly smaller diameter
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 Sony E Full Frame

Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 Sony E Full Frame

Low light lens

$1,169

Min focal length Slightly better wide angle
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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