Sorry I've been busy all weekend and now I've got a video project to edit, so there goes all my spare time for weeks to come
Larry, that is a very nice effort with that Tokina, absolutely gorgeous! And made me realize I am not considering already in my own kit - the 16-35 which I believe seems to have a good flare rep now that I look it up. I feel a test coming on, but yes still considering the 28 f/2 too.
I often shoot my landscapes in that 35-70 range, but really I should consider carrying my 16-35 and pairing it with my 70-300 rather than just carrying 24-70. More work needed on my part to give it a try. I can't wait for the snow this season, which for us is immanent.