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Hi Billy (the artist formerly known as Geaux....,
I have read that it's the sharpest wide angle zoom in existence, but have no first hand knowledge. I'm not a big fan of architectural shooting with non/TS/PC lenses, but fully realize that I am spoiled beyond repair by my gear bag. The problem with using a wide to wider zoom to shoot architecture, particularly interior architecture, is that they stretch elements in the composition. The 17 T/S stretches and and has a tiny bit of barrel distortion, but lenses like the 16-35, in my opinion exacerbate those tendencies because they are not designed specifically for architecture. Even the 24 PC/E will stretch and keystone if the photographer isn't very sensitive to camera positioning relative to the interior elements.
So, you now have my excruciatingly picky opinion on glass for architecture and we will re-enter the world of financially reality. Some of what I alluded to above can be corrected in post using tools in LR, Photoshop and, if you have it, DXO Pro. Peripheral sharpness weaknesses really can't, but it doesn't appear that this lens suffers from that. The challenge that everyone faces, and I did way back when I didn't have a pot............, or a window to throw it out of, is that you only get one opportunity to impress a client with your work. Architects and designers are the most exacting clients on earth. If you want to build a client base in those fields, they'll spot the work of a compromise lens in a heartbeat.
It occurs to me that I may have just bored you to tears with this analysis, because all you want to do is have a nice wide/wider zoom that you can bang around with and shoot an interior now and then. If that is the case, please forgive me and carry on with your plan