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    Thanks for your comments, everyone! I appreciate them.

    I've long wanted a 24, but 28 was the widest I could afford (EOS). Now, with the older manual setup, it was easily within reach. I only wish I'd gone Nikon from the start.

    Renaissance Fair is this weekend - going to bring this kit with. Can't wait!
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    The 24mm and the 20mm are some of my favorite lens.
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    I can't get the battery cover open,...

    Robert - sorry if you know this, but the battery cover unscrews clockwise, unlike everything else in the universe, and has an arrow to help. It took me awhile to realize this.

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    24/2.8 AI is a lovely lens, easy to handle. now, borrow a 20/3.5 Ais and see what that can do for you.

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    I think 24mm may just be the perfect wide angle lens for 35mm cameras.

    20/21mm is too wide for a lot of applications and leads to boring compositions unless one can get up really close. 28mm is a bit too "normal" but 24mm just fits the right amount of things in without harshly distorting perspective.

    I am yet to use my Nikon 24mm Ai-S (2.8) but it will definitely get a workout in Nepal later this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrewkirkby View Post
    I think 24mm may just be the perfect wide angle lens for 35mm cameras.

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    I agree, absolutely. My (Canon) TS-E 24mm f3.5L (MF) has been my unfailing favourite since 1996. Prior to that, I used 20mm.
    .::Gary Rowan Higgins

    A comfort zone is a wonderful place. But nothing ever grows there.
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    Well, I used a 28 as a normal lens on EOS for years. The 24 is just what I wanted for a new perspective, without being too extreme.

    I also picked up (and today received) a 55/2.8 Micro for $30 to use as a "normal" normal lens. Between the two, I think I'm covered for a while!

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    Hey Jeff. The 50mm is a sweet lens. Back in the 70s when I bought my first rb, there was no way in hell I could afford any other lens than the 127mm that came with it. Not on an Airmans pay. Luckily these days this equipment goes for pennies on the dollar. I only paid $100 for my 50mm. It rarely comes off the body. I also have the 180, and 250mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by George Collier View Post
    Robert - sorry if you know this, but the battery cover unscrews clockwise, unlike everything else in the universe, and has an arrow to help. It took me awhile to realize this.
    Yeah - what's up with that, anyway???

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    Half turn in the direction of the arrow and let it drop.

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