Playing around with my camera one day, never mind that it's a VERY dirty impala (dubbed the Impaler) it's just my work car that I have about $1500 so if it doesn't make it run, like washing it, it's non priority.
What lens are you using. (Especially for the wide shots) I've been going back and forth on either the sigma 10-20mm or sigma 12-24mm for my canon t3i. I can never make up my mind. And I never really plan on buying a full frame camera. Unless my disposable income all of a sudden gets a big raise.
you should look into a 17-55mm. I have one for my d7000, and at first i hated the size, bc its enormous, but ive gotten used to it. It give nice wide angle without too much distortion, IMO. I let a buddy that was going travelling from KY to washington, use it on his trip and he absolutely fell in love with it and keeps asking to borrow it when he goes places he can afford to carry the weight.