Astrophotography lenses

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    I have researched some on lenses that are great lenses for this type of photography. It looks like the Rokinon lenses do very well. I have an APS-C Cannon. It looks like the 16mm/f2 is really good, but would I be better with the 24mm/f1.4? The 16mm is made for crop sensor, but the other one is slightly faster. Which would be better? I'm going to rent one just wanted thoughts on which one might be better?


     
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    I use the Ronkinon on a Nikon and it is fantastic. It has also ended up one of my goto lenses for landscape so double whammy. For the price it really is one of my better investments and litiraly comes with me at all times

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    Which is the better choice 24mm/f1.4 or 16mm/f2?
     
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    If you want the FOV the 16 gives it will be better, but if the 24 gives a FOV suitable for your subject it's extra speed would make it a better choice. So it depends on the shot being taken. As with most modern photography there's no purely B&W answer. :)
     

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