Some Time in the Surf

I'm aware that I've been wearing out the concept of Panoramic lately.  I think I'm missing my Nikon 14-24mm.  Lately I've been shooting with these 24mm utility lenses, either on my Sony A7r or with this Leica bridge camera that my wife has adopted as hers..  I'm super happy with the sharpness and color but that Nikon 14-24mm was something super-special.

I have a Rokinon A-Mount 14mm f.2.8 manual focus prime that's pretty darned good but the fixed 14mm and heavy distortion make it landscape-architecture only lens.  I've been flirting with the idea of picking up the Zeiss Vario-Tessar 16-35mm f4.   Anyone out there care to share their experiences with this lens?