Best full frame ultra wide-angle prime

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Douglas F Watt Veteran Member • Posts: 3,510
Best full frame ultra wide-angle prime

I have 24 mm f2 Zeiss (which i love), but I'm thinking about picking up either a 20 mm or perhaps even 16mm prime for landscape and architecture photography, as 24 is just not wide enough, but I don't want a zoom, just because of the weight (although the Tamron 15-30 is tempting).  I know Samyang make some highly regarded manual focus primes, and I'm not adverse to manual focus for this kind of application (as focus peaking makes this easy task).

Anybody have any hands-on experience with this one– And tried several of these with a clear favorite recommendation?

Thanks in advance

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Sony A99ii-A77ii-RX10III-RX100III
Sigma: 8-16 f4.5-5.6, 500 4.5 EX DG APO.
Sigma Art: 35 f1.4, 50 f1.4, 24-105 f4.
Tamron: 70-200 f2.8 USD
Sony Zeiss Alpha: 24 f2, 85 1.4, 135 1.8, 24-70 2.8 SSMII
Sony: 16-50 f2.8, 100 f2.8M, 70-400 f4-5.6 G2
Minolta: 600 f4, 70-210 f4 ('Beercan').

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Sony RX100 III Sony RX10 III Sony a77 II Sony a99 II Sony 24-70mm F2.8 ZA SSM Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* +15 more
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