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?
Sony A7 II + Cosina Voigtlander 15mm MK III (Leica M mount)
Photographer from Norway with passion for vintage lenses and cameras. The founder and editor of manuellfokus.no, a photo-blog and resource page in the field of "adapting old lenses to new bodies". Many vintage lenses have a strong signature, bokeh and unique character compared to new "balanced" lenses. manuellfokus.no tries to bring out the best of every lens and use their "flaws" and unique drawing to create something interesting.