I need your advice please !
I first had a Canon 7D with Canon 10-22 lens for Real Estate: excellent combo
I then upgraded my camera to a Canon 5DMkII, sold my 10-22 and got a Canon 17-40: excellent combo !
I now have a 1DMkIV, sold my 5DMkII and 17-40...and got a Tokina 11-16. I know the Tokina is not meant to be mounted onj a 1DMkIV but at 12.5 mm, there is no vignetting. But here is where it gets nasty: I get tons of lens flare...incredible amount.
I've read many reviews stating it's a great lens...but I am dissapointed in it's performance. I also find it greatly distortes the verticals and horizontals in it's corners. Yes, I can correct that in Lightroom but I find I still ahve to apply more corrections in Photoshop. I did not have to do extra workflow in photoshop when I had the 10-22 or the 17-40. The extra workflow is a definite downer !
My question: What are my options if I want to sell the Tokina and buy another lens for Real Estate Photography and using my 1DMkIV?
My Real Estate Photography situation and how it influences my choice of another lens: I work with 3 real estate agents. 2 of those sell houses between 250000$ and 500000$. The other agent sells houses between 500000$ and 1.5$ million. They have always been satisfied with my product and I don't want more agents to work with as I already have a full time job. I use Real Estate photograhy to pay for camera gear. I don't want to spend over 1000$ for a lens that I will mostly use for R/E Photography. So...what should I get ?
Thank you for your advice.