Thanks so much for all of your input!
So… the Canon 50mm 1.8 is in my shopping cart right now (couldn’t beat the price!), but I was given some more money for my birthday to add to my photo budget.
I’m now looking for an ultra-wide. I already have an 18mm (at f/3.5) option on my 18-200mm.
So far, I’ve come across two different options.
Option 1: The Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X116 Pro DX II
Pros that I can see:
-Versatility (it zooms a bit)
-Nice wide Aperture (beats my f/3.5 by 2/3 stop)
Cons that I can see:
-Glass quality might be a bit compromised
-I hear this lens isn’t super great with Chromatic Aberration :/ (https://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Tokina-11-16mm-f-2.8-AT-X-Pro-DX-II-Lens.aspx)
-Autofocus is a bit slow—I don’t really care about that though
Option 2: Rokinon 16M-C 16mm f/2.0
-SHARP througout the whole lens (even in the corners)
-Lovely Aperture (f/2.0)
-Especially recommended for astrophotography
-Price is about the same as the Tokina, but fewer features might imply better glass quality
-Manual Aperture lens—don’t know that I’d be too concerned about that (I shoot in Aperture Priority mode all the time), though I’d miss the EXIF data.
-No Autofocus—is this a big deal on an ultrawide?
-No zoom… I could probably live with that though
-Is 16mm that much different than 18mm? This lens isn’t a lot wider than the lens I already own.
So… what say y’all? Is there a third option you’d recommend?
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