Wide angle lens for Pen-F. Rokinon 12mm or Panny 12-32?

Started Mar 21, 2018 | Discussions thread
windmillgolfer Forum Pro • Posts: 15,587
Re: Wide angle lens for Pen-F. Rokinon 12mm or Panny 12-32?

I have both lenses, Samyang badged version of the Rokinon, bought for Astro work. The 12-32mm is incredibly small and stabilised, with the added flexibility of a short zoom range. Secondhand, the 12-32mm should cost less. For landscape you do not need the f2 of the Rokinon. The Rokinon is not small but it is a very good lens. For your planned use, the 12-32mm should be fine.

But, before spending on another lens, for landscapes, why not try a few manual panoramas with your super compact 20mm. A three shot pano, with 25% overlap will give you far wider images. Choose a spot in the landscape to fix focus and exposure, then shoot your three images and stitch with the free Microsoft ICE. You can bracket if you want, fuse the bracketed images before stitching. Lots of examples here - https://www.flickr.com/photos/dieselgolfer/albums/72157651603418606

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