Originally Posted by The1
the fastness of the lens is just a luxury.I don't really understand why a wide angle needs to go that wide. If you're putting on a wide angle and taking a picture of a person, you need to be far away anyhow, and if you open the aperture right up, everything is pretty much going to be in focus anyhow unless it's a mountain in the distance or something. ...
I wouldn't shoot a person, generally, with a wide angle, but many of my buildings and scenics are at 24mm, like below:
Boston Avenue Church
, on Flickr
I'm seriously considering a 16-35mm or an 8-15mm, for certain situations. Interestingly, for multi-shot panos, I'm more likely to use my 70-200mm at 70mm.