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    I have to agree that the FD 24 is a great choice. Gives expansive views without the really obvious WA effect. Also a more obvious choice if you have a 35mm lens. I have a breech mount 24ssc for my CanonF1 and the quality is superb.
    Cheers, Tony

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    I probably use a 24mm more than any other lens, but I make a lot of use of 21 and 15mm lenses too. As others have said, it depends very much on what you want to photograph.

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    I like the 21mm focal length a lot - I've got two, an Olympus Zuiko 21 for OM SLRs and a Voigtlander 21 for rangefinder. I use them a lot for close-in city shooting.

    But on the other hand, I find the 24/25mm length to be a more useful general purpose length than 28. There's quite a big difference going from 28 to 21.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oscroft View Post
    There's quite a big difference going from 28 to 21.
    For the money of a 24mm, I'm thinking that a 20mm might be a better choice. What I'm worried about is the amount of separation between background and foreground in general landscape shots. Vertical plane subject matter would be no problem.

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    I personally prefer the following combinatiion of Nikkors: 24mm f2, 35mm f1.4, 50mm f1.4, and 85mm f1.4. This gives a good balance to my shooting, although since you're already using the 28mm I'd go 20mm, not 24mm. The Nikkor 20mm f2.8 AFD is a nice lens.

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    I found the 20mm lens very useful for shooting in tight places such as small rooms, the interior of cars, or the exterior of buildings located on crowded and narrow streets.

    When I owned a 20mm, I normally carried the following lenses:
    20mm f/3.5
    35mm f/2
    85mm f/1.8
    180mm f/2.8

    Some time ago, I sold the 20mm and replaced it with the 24mm and the 18mm. I now carry the following combination of Nikkors:
    18mm f/3.5
    24mm f/2
    35mm f/1.4
    85mm f/1.8
    180mm f/2.8

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    I have a 21
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    35 in M42, all pentex, I find that I use the 24mm and the 35mm more often than the 21 and 28mm. I find that the 21 and 24 are really too wide for landscapes, it seems that I pick the 35 most often for landscapes. But I think a very wide like a 20 or 21 is very useful when needed.

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