I'll go for a 70-300mm tele, ND4, ND8 and CPL filters and maybe even a ND Grad Filter. Also consider investing in a good tripod and ballhead, and wireless remote as it helps.
EOS 6D|EOS 50D|EOS 350D|EF-S 17-85mm|EF 24-70mm|EF 70-200mm|EF 50mm f/1.8|Sigma 70-300mm
Tokina 116 not bad actually. Can consider.
if u are shooting distant (agar agar 100m or more) landscape, why not use your existing tammy 17-50 (very sharp lens) to do a series of sweeping photos and stitch together to form a pano?
there is a very good stitching freeware call "HUGIN", much better than the auto-merge function of some popular image editing software. although this method may not give you 100% of the kind of distortion found in ultra-wide angle lens ("HUGIN" can input distortion after stitching, but i dont have a comparison of it with UW lens), it does offer an alternative without spend $$$ (times are bad).
Last edited by denniskee; 8th January 2009 at 12:25 PM.
photography makes one sees things from all angles.
ya sunrise usually not as nice/dramatic as sunset in this region. But u can post a picture up for us to see/edit/critic.