Been lurking around this site watching various posts from time to time. I got a new 5d mark iii and my current lens set-up consists in a 24-105 (kit lens from my mk ii), 50L, 100-400L. I'm thinking of buying a wider lens than what can offer the 24-105 at the widest setting.
So which one would you recommend if any? Or stick to the 24?
PS: I'm amateur (ie i don't make money out of this).
You have gotten good advice from experienced photographers here I can see, but I would still like to add a few points. Like you I am an amateur, who take less than 10 paying jobs a year (mainly to help me get more gear, since my wife does not include this kind of money obtained as part of the family income;).
I have the 16-35 II and it is great, but so is the 14 II also, albeit like mentioned by several here; less versatile. I am not sure if you use a lot of pola/ND filters and such, but that is easier on a 16-35 with its 82mm thread, as opposed to buy Cookin or Lee systems for the bulby front of the 14?
In addition, I would say that given your brilliant, but relatively limited lens range, I would go for the 16-35, and then maybee go to cover other ranges such as getting my favorite lens, the 135 F2.0L and even a separate 85mm (the latter I landed on a Sigma 85 1.4 after good advice in this forum), which gives you excellent lenses to cover portrait pictures also