I am currently looking for an UWA lens for astro photography and landscape. Ideally:
it should not cost a fortune (< 1k)
deliver high optical quality all the way to the edges with low coma and CA
be as compact as possible
I know these requirements are somewhat contradictive, but still, I'm trying to find the best compromize for me.
Currently, I have narrowed it down to the following candidates:
Samyang 14mm F2.8 manual version: huge, not designed for Sony FE, no filter thread and copy-to-copy variation seems to be a big problem
Samyang FE 14mm F2.8 AF version: no filter thread, some say it's better than the manual version, others say it's worse, don't really need AF
Laowa 15mm F2 Zero D: coma correction is only average
Irix 15mm F2.4 Blackstone: huge, not designed for Sony FE
Tokina Firin 20mm F2: a bit narrow with 'only' 20mm
Any recommendations? Which lenses do you use for astro/landscapes?
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By the way, what's the best way to share pictures here to retain as much quality as possible? Resize and try to maintain 1mb file size? (I resized and had them about 400-500kb and then the forum compressed to 100-120kb)
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