Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G ED
The great thing about extreme wide-angle lenses is that not only do you have a big field of view and thus "get a whole lot in your picture." You can also play with it for a unique perspective and let unwanted backgrounds disappear. A 14-24mm zoom is the ultimate addition to a 24-70mm & 70-200mm set. The Nikon AF-S 14-24 mm f/2.8G ED, for example, is neither light nor small. As far as build and image quality are concerned, this full-frame lens is not a toy.
Exceptionally wide field of view
The shot of the interior of the Rotterdam Markthal requires some extra explanation. An architectural icon, not only because of the gigantic glass facades on both sides, but also because of the painted ceiling. The wide-angle lens (a 14-24 mm Nikkor zoom) enabled us to capture the entire painting. On a full-frame camera like the Nikon D800 used here, you already have a field of view of nearly 90 degrees on the short side: from horizon level to the vertical. But in this case, that was close but no cigar, so the photo was put together in Photoshop from a couple of shots.
But this is the exception to the rule. As a rule, you have more than enough at 14mm on a full-frame camera to get everything in the shot. In many cases, you are happy to have the option of zooming out to 24mm.