I would like you to meet the Tokina 11-16mm lens. It's my new best friend. We've gone to nine countries together this summer, and we are having a really terrific time. Gone are the days of getting only part of what I see. Now, I can get what I want in the shot and then some. If I wasn't traveling as much as I am, I might not have a need for a wide angle lens, but while I'm living in Europe it is a must have!
I highly recommend being the owner of a wide angle lens if you do a lot of traveling. You will get you moneys worth on it. I'm so glad Ericka talked me into it. She is also the proud owner of the same lens.