I keep toying with the idea of just diving in and getting one of these lenses for astro. Given that I'll be in NZ for a while, in some of the darkest areas, AND the opportunity to see the night sky from a less common perspective (southern hemisphere...), I feel like I should make sure I have an appropriately lens to capture great photos.
As such, buying one of the rokinon focal lengths would be used 99.9999% for astro only.
Due to space and weight constraints, I don't really think I have the opportunity to bring this with me in CARRY ON. On the one hand it'd be the cheapest lens in my setup, but it's still not peanuts.
Has anyone put this in checked luggage? If it fits I could put it in my sigma 35 1.4 art "padded case", or wrap it in bubble wrap, or whatever else. I am likely to believe that one random lens in my luggage would be acceptable at least against theft concerns. It doesn't have autofocus, but any concerns about knocking the optics in transport?
Should I just bite the bullet, get it and put it in my checked luggage? Or reconsider?