So I have a 24-105mm and a 70-200mm, and I shoot landscape often, for fun.
I feel that my 24-105mm (which I will upgrade to a 24-70mm eventually) should cover most of my needs, especially at the wider end, but I think I could benefit a lot from having a wide angle lens, but I'm not sure which to get. It would be a lens that I bust out when I cannot use my normal standard zoom to cover the view.
I was originally looking at the zoom ones (16-35mm and 17-40mm) but felt that the primes (24mm, 14mm) were sharper, based on reviews. Not to mention that I am covered from the ranges 24mm and up, and that I would only use this when my normal lens cannot cover the view. Also, I found out about the tilt shift 17mm, which looked even more amazing.
EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM is awesome but it seems like a prime lens might be sharper?
EF 17-40mm f/4L USM is great, but I think if I get a zoom I'd get the 16-35mm.
EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM is as wide as it gets without being a fisheye. Maybe almost too wide. Seems like a great lens though.
EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM is a very sharp lens throughout the image, and very fast. Being at 24mm, I could also use it for some full body portraits at low light, or astro photography. My concern is this won't really help me in obtaining a wider angle, but I'm sure it'll give me a sharper image at 24mm.
TS-E 17mm f/4L is a top contender for sharpness throughout the image, and it has little distortion and it is a tilt shift. Enough said? Downside is that it isn't as fast, is not weather-resistant at all, and doesn't have auto focus. The usage would be pretty limited to architectural or specific landscape conditions.
Sharpness throughout the image is important to me.
Almost deadline to buy a lens to be eligible for Canon's mail in rebate... what do you guys think?
Also, I shoot 5DM3.