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    I'm surprised more people are siding on the 24mm rather than the 20mm
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    Me too. I have:

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    I find myself using most the 20, 28 f/2.8 and sometimes the Zoom
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    I think it's normal that more people prefer 24mm to 20mm. The former is still only a wide, though a very wide wide, which you can use for standard compositions with relative ease. Mount a 20 and suddenly you need a map and a compass to navigate through all that vast space.
    It's like 105mm and 300mm at the long end.

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    When faced with this decision, I bought a Tamron 19-35mm AF zoom. Slower, bulkier, and I guess inferior image quality to the primes (but not bad), but it meant I could play around until I decided which wide focal length suited me best. From memory it cost less than £50 inc. shipping from KEH to the UK. I could probably have sold it for a similar amount in the UK, but in the end kept it and bought a Nikkor 24/2.8 as well.
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    I am happiest with the usability and construction of my 20/2.8 AF-D, which works very well as a manual focus lens and is extremely sharp with a good IQ, but my favorite focal length is 28mm. Unfortunately, the current 28 AF-D is not a great lens in any respect, not physical, and not optical. If they made a 28/2 AF-D I'd jump on it in a second, but it looks like they're into G lenses, which, having lots of old cameras, I'm not at all.

    So I guess it depends on what you want in terms of compatibility. Sooner or later, I'm getting a 28/2 AI lens, and calling the problem solved, for me.

    I have a 24, but just can't get into it at all as a focal length. Same for 35mm, the not-really-wide, nor anything else either, lens.

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    When I had my F2S, I had a 20mm UD 20mm which was a great lens but, for the most part, I found it a bit too wide and used my 24mm f2.8 more. I had a 35mm f1.4 AiS as well and that used to be my favourite.

    My current favourite if a 35mm f2 (AF) that I use on my F5.
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    My next Nikkor will be the 28/3.5 AI, most definitely. I like compact and don't need the speed. Over 20 years I've used the 17-35/2.8 AF, 20/3.5 UD, 24/2.8 AF and AI, Tamron 28/2.8, 28/3.5 H, 35/2.8 AI and 35/2.0 AF, but I keep going back to 28mm.

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    OK, you folks are a bad, bad influence. I posted my post, then hopped over to the bay and put my money where my mouth was. Anyone want a now-redundant 28/2 Kiron?

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    28 f 2.8

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    Quote Originally Posted by EASmithV View Post
    I'm surprised more people are siding on the 24mm rather than the 20mm
    To much wide is like having to much telephoto, and you need to shoot where your standing (or). If you have a choice, you choose what works best for the shot. However, unless there is a compelling reason to shoot with a particular lens, I use what is on the camera most of the time. That may be why 50 is considered normal, it works more often than not.
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