Long time reader, first time poster (except for a few PAD entries ages ago). I am looking for suggestions for a wide-angle lens to replace the one I'm using right now. Last year I upgraded my D3000 to a D7100. When I bought the 7100, I got the body only and kept the 18-55mm kit lens that came with the 3000. I'm looking to eventually upgrade to a nicer wide-angle lens to replace that. What's the best option, in your opinion, in the $1000 range?
Some other info: right now I shoot almost exclusively portrait-type stuff with the 50mm 1.4G. I also have the 70-300mm 4.5-5.6G. I do a little bit of landscape shooting on vacations and so forth and would like to get into more of that. My ideal solution for a lens would also be something that's FX compatible for an eventual upgrade, but that's realistically a long while down the road (I would go to the D750 (or equivalent), no higher) and so not a totally necessary condition.
Thoughts? (Thanks, everybody).