I recently purchased the new Viltrox AF 16mm F1.8 specifically for astrophotography. I love this new lens because it has no trouble capturing the Milky Way even in the most challenging conditions!
I shot this directly above town, while the moon was directly overhead. Even battling extreme light pollution, you can plainly make out the Milky Way. Go Viltrox!
Props to Justin Foell for naming this photo.