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    Quote Originally Posted by Ara Ghajanian
    I'm just trying to decide which one to get. I'd love to have the one extra stop, but the price is steep. What do you Nikkor heads think?
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    Buy the 2.8 Nikkor, I have used one for nearly twenty years, and it has been more than adequate,It's lighter cheaper, and most probably apature for apature will outperform the f2 version

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ara Ghajanian
    I'm just trying to decide which one to get. I'd love to have the one extra stop, but the price is steep. What do you Nikkor heads think?
    Ara
    I love my Nikon 24mm f/2. Every bit a sharp as the f/2.8 version. Also, the Kiron 24mm f/2 is very good, and much cheaper than the Nikon equivalent.

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    I doubt a shallow DOF is really much of an option on a 24mm anyway, at least in any useable terms. The extra stop is nice, but not worth the money unless money is not an issue. I was just reading your thread on the blad dilema, so I assume you are not sitting on a million dollar disposable income - in which case the choice is obvious.
    The only real argument I can make for the f2 is that in the same conditions that call for a 2.8 app, the f2 will be stopped down a bit, where as the 2.8 wide open.
    If you are thinking landscapes or anything outside, I would say 2.8, especially on a short little lens that you can hand hold to 1/30 anyway, and could probably squeeze a 1/15 with something to lean on - not to mention that landscapes without a good tripod are a bit of a problem.
    If you are going to do some realy funky indoor, available light stuff, well, that f2 might come in handy... but how often?
    I had the same issue with a 28mm Canon lens that I was thinking of buying recently...f2 vsf2.8... and I know one stopis twice the light... but does it justify almost three times the money? For me, in my current situation - no. Tobe honest though, there is something neat about owning a special piece of equipment, just a bit better, just a bit more rare... perhaps its shallow, snobbish, etc... but I know that my 80-200 "L" series lens is my baby and I sometimes take it out of the case just to play with it... although I shoot my 50mm 90% of the time! Yes, I am weak little human

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