I love my new Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 lens. So far it has been producing some kick as quality.
Photography started out as a hobby & winded up being an pretty expensive addiction, worse that crack in many ways.
I have learned over the last couple of years that if you have crappy lens, you get crappy shots. The rest lies in skills & artistry.
BTW, this is an image of the US Air Force Memorial in Arlington, VA. The structure is truly amazing!