Is Sony a6500 and Sony 20mm F2.8 compatible?

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Sony a6500

Sony a6500
Released: 2016
Type: Mirrorless
Sensor: APS-C (1.5x)
24 Megapixels
6000 x 4000 pixels

Sony 20mm F2.8

Sony 20mm F2.8
Released: 2006
Wide Angle Prime Lens
Focal Length: 20 mm
Aperture: f/2,8

Can you combine these two?

Last updated: May 2024

This is the short answer:

The camera and lens you have chosen can be used together* if you use the desired adapter.

You must use a Sony A-to-E adapter

This Sony lens does not have a Sony E mount but can still be used with Sony E cameras. To use this Sony lens on this Sony E mount camera you need an adapter.

Sony Lens Mount Adapter LA-EA5

* Please also read Sonys documentation around this carefully as some combinations might have limitations.

Focal Length

The Sony camera has a sensor of type APS-C, a smaller version compared to a Full frame sensor, which means that your experienced Focal length will be multiplied by 1.5x.

This lens has focal length:
20 mm

Since Sony a6500 does not have a Full Frame sensor the experience focal length you will experience will be:
30 mm

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Total weight

When you are looking at a combination of a camera and a lens you must always consider the total weight. Each product weighs in at:

Sony a6500
453 gram

Sony 20mm F2.8
285 gram

Together they have a total weight of 738 gram (equal to 1.63 lb).

Compatibility Check ID: 3400

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