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    Like the rest I'll go with the FD 35/2.

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    erm No one plugging the cheap 35mm f2.8? The first time I checked mine out I knew it was an excellent lens:-

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    I have one of these too, they are very good six element wide angle lenses at an affordable price, the f2 version is better although much heavier it's a nine element optic with compensating elements. http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography...ses/35mmfd.htm.
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    Posted wirelessly..

    The f2 is better than the f2.8, but the 2.8 is the most compact lens in the FD line.
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    Quote Originally Posted by benjiboy View Post
    I have one of these to, they are very good six element wide angle lenses at an affordable price, the f2 version is better It's a nine element optic with compensating elements. http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography...ses/35mmfd.htm.
    Well I believe you that the F2 is better, but where/when can you see the difference on a computer screen or A4 print?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Excalibur2 View Post
    Well I believe you that the F2 is better, but where/when can you see the difference on a computer screen or A4 print?
    I agree you probably can't on a monitor or an A4 print, but I don't own a scanner or make ink jet prints I shoot slides and project them on a 50"X50" screen and I can, if the O.P had asked "which is the best value for money , I would have replied the 2.8 lens, he asked "which is the best ?".
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    Quote Originally Posted by benjiboy View Post
    I agree you probably can't on a monitor or an A4 print, but I don't own a scanner or make ink jet prints I shoot slides and project them on a 50"X50" screen and I can, if the O.P had asked "which is the best value for money , I would have replied the 2.8 lens, he asked "which is the best ?".
    Ah the best? Distagon, Nokton, with adapter

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    Thanks again all for the *passionate* help :-)

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    How about a good short-range zoom? I have the 20-35mm f3.5 L which is attached to the front of my F1-N 95% of the time. I also have the 24mm f2 and 35mm f2.8 (which although not the quickest, seems very sharp). S'pose it depends on the intended target but there's a lot of good stuff out there. Difficult to get it wrong....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Jenkin View Post
    How about a good short-range zoom? I have the 20-35mm f3.5 L which is attached to the front of my F1-N 95% of the time. I also have the 24mm f2 and 35mm f2.8 (which although not the quickest, seems very sharp). S'pose it depends on the intended target but there's a lot of good stuff out there. Difficult to get it wrong....
    Nope, i'm a prime lens kinds person. Never met a zoom I liked.

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