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    Nikkor 24mm f2 vs. Nikkor 24mm f2.8

    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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    I think they`re both great, depend for what you need either!
    Read on!

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    knot to pick knits, but f2.8 to f2 is about a half stop. sorry I am no help

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    I would not spend the extra money for just half a stop. If it were a 1.8 or 1.4, then definitely yes. But it depends on how much you really really want it.

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    HUH?

    Since when has f2 compared to f2.8 beome a half of a stop?

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    ooops

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    I recall a comment somewhere by Galen Rowell either on the 24mm or the 20mm. The extra stop made the lens bigger, heavier and more prone to flare. For landscapes, it doesn't buy you much anyway, as you are more likely to be stopped down. What is the application you have in mind?

    Here's the link I was thinking of:
    http://mountainlight.com/rowell/gr_camera_bag.html

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    2.8 to 2.0 is a full stop. I have a Nikkor 28/2.8 and it is a wonderful lens. I'm sure the quality of both are equally good. Only you can decide as you know how much money you have available vs how often you would need the extra stop. You could always use faster film but again only you know how large your prints need to be. If you asked me get the faster lens as it is not my money. I know this isn't much help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrcallow
    knot to pick knits, but f2.8 to f2 is about a half stop. sorry I am no help
    my mistake it is a full stop...

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    I'd go for the 2.0, not just because it's faster and lets you use slower film or shoot in low light, but because it will give you the option of limiting DOF, if you like that effect.
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