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    35mm prime lens for Nikon

    I have been slowly building up a stock of Nikon mount prime lenses. Any suggestions for a 35mm?

    Mike

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    I have been very pleased with my 35 mm F2.8 AIS. This came via e-bay in mint condition for about £50. Big apertures are of course good for low light but cost a lot more!

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    hi,
    IMHO the 24mm f2.8 and the 50mm f1.8 are true workhorses for me.

    hope it helps a bit.

    RJ

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    The 84 1.4 and 28 1.4 both beautiful lenses and tact sharp.

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    I have 3 lenses......the 24 2.8 and the 35 1.4 and 105 2.5, my favorite is the 35 1.4. If I had only one lens, this would be my choice. These are all manual lenses and I have 2 F3 HP bodies...

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    You are on the right track with primes. The 28 F2.8 and 35m F2.8 are both excellent wide angles available very cheaply. For the 50's it's hard to beat the F2 (or 1.8) and the 2.8 micro.
    Everyones favourite in the longer focal lengths is the 105mm F2.5 but if money is no object you should go for the 85mm F1.4 or 105mm 1.8.
    Hope this is of some help.
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    35mm f2 AIS would get my vote .
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    Without knowing your subject and style of shooting, it's hard to answer. Do you shoot landscapes, dangerous/harmless wildlife, street, portraits, macro? Different tasks require different tools.
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    If you mean 35mm as in a 35mm lens, the 35/2 is one of the best Nikkors available. The AF version is very affordable if you plan to use autofocus bodies down the road, and it works well on manual Nikons. Any multicoated (original AI or newer) 35/2 will be good, as are AI-converted Nikkor-OC 35/2s. (the Nikkor-O lenses are single coated)

    If you have lots of $, an AI-S 35/1.4 is a great lens. It's a little big but it's very fast, great for handheld reportage.

    The f/2.8 is very affordable and excellent optically.

    If you mean 35mm film format, then I agree with cdholden - what do you want to shoot?

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    I have no stye of photography. I doccument my surroundings. The beauty and the raw side. Each frame is taken without imposition. Simple as that.

    Mike

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