One of the best things a lens can be is portable. Weight and bulk can slow you down in a lot of ways, and while you can learn to get around those limitations (and should), it's always nice when you can say a quality lens weighs less than 3 ounces and is less than an inch long. Without further ado, we present the Sony SEL-20F28 pancake-style lens for the Sony NEX series of mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras.
You're no doubt already aware your NEX camera is a great example of highly compact digital imaging technology. With this lens mounted on the front, it becomes small enough to slip into a coat pocket, while still featuring a very useful 30mm equivalent focal-length and remarkable light-gathering ability thanks to its f/2.8 aperture. If you're willing to walk around a little bit to achieve your ideal framing, this lens will reward you with tack-sharp, light-suffused images that resonate down the years. The SEL-20F28's candid snapshots, landscapes, and interior shots will all exude life, while its portability will keep you involved in the action around you.