Sigma 16 mm vs Samyang 12 mm for Astro photography

Started Dec 28, 2017 | Photos
arneh Forum Member • Posts: 82
Sigma 16 mm vs Samyang 12 mm for Astro photography
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I did a little comparison of the Sigma 16 mm and the Samyang 12 mm for astro photography. The ability of the Sigma to shoot at f/1.4 does help it show more stars than the Samyang, although I do prefer the wider view of the Samyang for Astro.

100 % crop with both wide open

I posted a little video with my experience at https://youtu.be/u_GgOd-UnNs

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cchen2
cchen2 Senior Member • Posts: 1,183
Re: Sigma 16 mm vs Samyang 12 mm for Astro photography

very interesting, thank you for posting.  Do you plan to keep both?  I'm thinking of selling my Rok because I just don't use it enough to justify keeping it.

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OP arneh Forum Member • Posts: 82
Re: Sigma 16 mm vs Samyang 12 mm for Astro photography

cchen2 wrote:

very interesting, thank you for posting. Do you plan to keep both? I'm thinking of selling my Rok because I just don't use it enough to justify keeping it.

I haven't decided yet, as I do like the field of view of the 12 mm. I also have the Sony 10-18, and it seems a bit too much overlap to have all 3. I will likely keep two, and the Sigma is certainly one of them.
But the Samyang has been my favorite lens for so long that it would be hard to sell Even though it probably isn't going to see nearly as much use now that I have the Sigma

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Sony RX100 IV Sony a7R II Samyang 14mm F2.8 IF ED MC Aspherical Samyang 8mm F2.8 UMC Fisheye Sigma 30mm F1.4 for Sony E +5 more
m2onen Forum Member • Posts: 62
Re: Sigma 16 mm vs Samyang 12 mm for Astro photography

Very useful comparison and a great video, thanks for posting!

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