Tokina Firin 20mm F2 MF FE FOR ASTRO AMD SURF PHOTOGRAPHY?

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StumpyVision New Member • Posts: 7
Tokina Firin 20mm F2 MF FE FOR ASTRO AMD SURF PHOTOGRAPHY?

I own the Sony A7Riii and am looking for an affordable manual focus wide angle lens to use for both Astrophotography and surfing photography. I was considering the Samyang 14mm 2.8 and 20 F1.8 but they are to long for my water housing which is a shame because the price and quality seem very good.

I currently own the Sony 28mm F2 which seems to perform quite well for surf photography but I dont like manually focusing with an AF lens for Astro.

I am considering selling the 28mm and buying the Firin 20mm F2 as it seems to check all the boxes (size, price and quality).... my question is will the image quality be markedly better than the 28mm especially for astrophotography to justify the switch?

I have also heard Tokina has experienced quality control issues?

All feedback is appreciated.

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