>If you have never shot wider than 18mm/DX, you may find 16mm >FX to be very difficult to use effectively in many cases. It >takes a very well thought out foreground subject of interest. >And for that reason it is very nice to have a zoom for >landscapes. Sometimes 16 is just too wide!
Interesting point. Can you be more specific about the foreground issue? Does the foreground look overblown/distorted when using the lens in the 16-18 range?
P.S. The 14-24 has never been on my radar for the reasons you mention--filter adaptation plus it's a large and heavy lens to carry.