whoah...slow down there guy. obviously, I'm not sure what I need at this point. take a deep breathe.
Yes, I like UWA angle shots. I actually like the distortion of an ultra wide angle. I'm curious about the the TS-E and it's flexibility and sharpness. I like having AF so the 16-35 and 14mm prime are candidates as well. We're looking at $2k give or take a few hundred dollars. After my latest purchases, I won't be buying anything for a while (unless I can find a way to buy my wife another Louis Vuitton AND get her to agree on another lens purchase! hahaha)
I agree I should probably go and rent/borrow. Heck, I might want the 8-15 fisheye! I really don't know.... hence my inquiry under the forum topic "Advice 5D3, wide angle".
I wasn't being negative or trying to stifle your thought process, I was just trying to point out that despite the similarity in focal lengths there are quantum differences between the lenses strong points, few peoples style will embrace both lenses so a bit of inward thought might save you from some very expensive disappointment. I really was trying to help.
On the subject of fisheyes, I have the older Canon 15mm (and FF bodies) and it gives very similar results to the rectilinear 14mm with regards IQ when it is defished with software. The build quality and focus speed are not on a par with the 14mm but it does work very well, I would have thought the 8-15 with an eye to using defishing software on occasions really does make a very flexible package, from my personal experience I would recommend the zoom fisheye over the 14mm almost every time.
my bad. your points are valid and very much appreciated.
how does one de-fish? is a separate plug in needed? ( I use Aperture). Is it built into Lightroom?