Here’s a 10-minute video from Nature TTL that looks at the best lens for star photography. Comparing the Sigma 14mm f/1.8 lens with the Rokinon 14mm f/2.4 and f/2.8 lenses, photographer Matthew Saville says that each has its place the astrophotography world.
Saville is quick to state that, having tested the lenses, the Sigma 14mm f/1.8 is the best of the bunch… but it’s also the most expensive at $1,600. The $1,000 Rokinon 14mm f/2.4 comes in at a close second should you want something a little bit lighter and less expensive.
The $300 Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 is a much cheaper lens, but it’s a good choice if you are just looking to experiment with this type of photography. However, the vignetting of this lens is quite evident when compared to the others.
Watch the full video above to see some sample shots and other key differences between the lenses. You can also subscribe to the Nature TTL channel for weekly wildlife and landscape photography content.
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