In today’s article, we will be taking a look at what we feel is the best Sony a6000 pancake lens currently available on the market right now. Unfortunately, many of the popular pancake lenses are unavailable with a Sony E-mount connector but we did manage to build a short list of lenses and then finally reduce that down to two lenses that we decided to feature.
Both of the lenses that we will be covering are very small as you would expect from a pancake lens while also offering some excellent performance and functionality for you for what we feel is a fair price. Additionally, both of the lenses we have chosen to feature already have a6000 owners using them and have both managed to earn a great reputation over the years.
The Sony SEL-20F28 E-Mount 20mm F2.8
Being a pancake style lens, it is no surprise that it is a standard prime lens with a fixed focal length of 20mm. This makes the lens ideal for a number of popular photography niches while also offering some great performance from your a6000 without the need for a bulky front end lens to will add a ton of weight to your camera rig. It has established a sizable following of photographers who use it in various wide-angle photography niches such as street photography and landscape photography as well as a number of videographers and vloggers who use the lens for recording footage for their vlogs.
The lens offers some great image quality in a varied number of situations as well as performing very well in both low light and varied light conditions due to its F2.8 aperture. Due to this being a pancake lens its very short length makes it very easy to locate the manual focus ring in a pinch allowing you to quickly and easily rotate the responsive ring to adjust the focus of your image before you capture it.
We would like to also mention that the lens comes with a 49mm lens filter thread on the off-chance that you want to pick up and additional filters for the lens to further customize its performance to get exactly what you need out of it. At the very minimum, we would advise our readers to pick up a high-quality 49mm UV filter (Click here to check for product prices and availability) to help protect the front element of the lens against damage during any potential accidents during use but many photographs choose not to do this and do not have any issues.
Overall we feel that the Sony SEL-20F28 is a very good lens that will serve your Sony a6000 well if you are looking to pick up a pancake lens for it. On top of this, the lens has managed to maintain its excellent reputation within the community from its launch all the way through to the time of writing this article leading us to believe that it has a very strong future ahead of it.
The video below offers an additional third-party, independent review for the Sony SEL-20F28 E-Mount 20mm F2.8 to offer our readers an independent opinion of the product.
The Sony SEL16F28 16mm f/2.8
Again, it is a prime lens that is based around the 16mm focal length and essentially fill the niche of an ultra wide-angle pancake lens for E-mount cameras. With it being an ultra wide angle lens it offers some unique photograph opportunities that other lens would not be able to offer while also providing an excellent image quality.
The lens also offers some top quality low light performance considering its price point in the market while also being fast enough to fit with plenty of photography niches helping it establish itself in the market as a leading lens in its niche.
Being based on a very similar design to the SEL-20F28 above, it should be no surprise that its manual focus ring offers very similar performance. It is very easy to locate due to the short length of the lens while also being very smooth to turn as well as very responsive to allow you to turn it with minimal effort in any condition.
If you are looking to pick up a pancake lens for your Sony a6000 then we would highly recommend that you consider the Sony SEL16F28 as it is a solid lens with a very fair price tag that offers great performance.
The video below offers an additional third-party, independent review for the Sony SEL16F28 16mm f/2.8 to offer our readers an independent opinion of the product.
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