Extreme wide A7r (recommendation wide as possible, normal filters)

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flyfisher99 Regular Member • Posts: 302
Extreme wide A7r (recommendation wide as possible, normal filters)

Hello there, I have been researching to get a super wide for my 7r and wanted to check if anyone has some nice recommendations here for my purpose. I will use this lens on flyfishing trips in and around the south pacific, so I am looking for a superwide 16mm or wider, AND the ability to take filters as polarizer will be used.

So first my criteria

1. Need to be 16mm or wider, wider the better.

2. Rather not spend more than 1500 usd

3. Size is a small factor as I would carry it on my back in a waterproof pack

4. Need to be able to take filters

5. Speed isn’t the main issue, will have loads of light, probably will shoot F8 to F16

6. I’m ok with a zoom, but I would always use the widest setting

I shoot RAW, so if any lens has some small corner issues, it’s not a huge issue as I can create a profile in Lightroom to remove it easily.

Here some of my thinking’s at the moment,

Voigtlander Heliar 12mm f/5.6 (seems to take filters?) anyone with experience with this lens?

Anyone have recommendation or suggestions for me? Again, this will be for an A7r.

 flyfisher99's gear list:flyfisher99's gear list
Canon EOS 5D Mark III Sony Alpha a7R II Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Voigtlander 12mm F5.6 Ultra Wide Heliar Sony FE 55mm F1.8 +2 more
Sony Alpha a7R
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