Wide lens choices, budget conscious

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Agius FOTO
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Wide lens choices, budget conscious

after spending the weekend in Ottawa and feeling somewhat limited with my 25mm lens, I can see the use for a wide-angle lens.

I'm thinking particularly about Interiors, architecture, night landscapes, and perhaps some astrophotography. I also like Starburst effects but not like the fact that I had to stop down so much with my 25mm lens degrading image quality.

So I think right now the best Choice balancing image quality and cost would be the laowa 7.5mm, which is excellent wide open. The next obvious choice is the voigtlander however that one is too expensive although I like the fact I can get a starburst effect at an aperture of f4! I suppose one can be had for$500 used from what I've seen.. I'd like to keep the price under $500 as this would be a limited use lens.

I'm open to comments and suggestions.

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