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    Cheapest wide 24 or 20mm with decent quality.

    I'm looking for something very wide, but not ultrawide.

    20-24mm, maybe 19 or maybe 25 if the price is right.

    I'm thinking screwmount, but if there's a lens in another mount that goes cheaply I wouldn't mind picking up a body for it.

    The speed doesn't matter as much as optical quality. I'd prefer something multicoated.

    Thanks

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    Praktica has/d a good Zeiss 20mm f2.8
    Last edited by BobbyR; 02-20-2008 at 05:18 PM. Click to view previous post history.

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    I like the Nikkor 24mm f2.
    "If your pictures aren't good enough,
    you're not close enough." -Robert Capa

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    The Nikkor 24mm f2.8 in non-AI is rather cheap and quite good. The Sigma 24mm f2.8 Superwide II is available in a number of mounts and a rather good performer as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobbyR View Post
    Praktica has/d a good Zeiss 20mm f2.8
    Yes, the Carl Zeiss Jena Flektagons (M42 screw mount) are excellent WA lenses, I have both the 20mm Single Coated f4.0 and the 20mm Multi Coated f2.8.
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    Olympus (Zuiko) 24mm f/2.8 is, IMHO, a very good value, although it may not be the "cheapest"

    Matt

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    The Olympus Zuiko 24mm f2.8 should be available around $125 or so and it will give you excellent results. Bill Barber

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    the jena flektogons seem to go for about 200-300 bucks. That's a bit too much for me right now.

    I'll try to keep an eye out for the zuiko and a suitable body for it.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by mawz View Post
    The Nikkor 24mm f2.8 in non-AI is rather cheap and quite good. The Sigma 24mm f2.8 Superwide II is available in a number of mounts and a rather good performer as well.
    Yep, The Sigma is an OK performer and it focuses very close as well, 18cm.
    The build quality lacks a bit to be desired though.
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    The Tamron 24/2.5 is very good and will fit nearly any manual-focus SLR (and a few autofocus ones too).
    Jim MacKenzie - Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

    A bunch of Nikons; Feds, Zorkis and a Kiev; Pentax 67-II (inherited from my deceased father-in-law); Bronica SQ-A; and a nice Shen Hao 4x5 field camera with 3 decent lenses that needs to be taken outside more. Oh, and as of mid-2012, one of those bodies we don't talk about here.

    Favourite film: do I need to pick only one?

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