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    24mm is the widest lens that avoids edge distortions, especially if used untilted. Just remember to get in real close.

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    My usual kit includes 24, 50 and 135mm lenses, but I frequently use only the 24. I have the Canon nFD 24mm f/1.4 and the Minolta MD W.Rokkor-X 24mm f/2.8, plus the 35mm for Mamiya 645. I have wide zooms, but don't use them much anymore. I recently picked up a Canon nFD 17mm, though I haven't had a chance to use it yet.
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    Currently have both a 20mm f/3.5 Nikkor-UD that I got last fall and a 24mm f/2.8 late model factory AI'd Nikkor that came with my F2AS. Both lenses are great. Another nice lens is the 35mm f/2 Nikkor-O.

    Anyway, welcome to the world of Nikkormat/Nikomat cameras. Nice shots, btw.

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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.
    I noticed that later. That was probably the entire problem. Of course, once I got it open I found that it took a battery that I didn't have. I thought it was probably the same as the FG. Of course it was a holiday weekend, so I still had no meter. At least I'm on my way to solving the problem now.

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    If you don't mind compensating by about 2/3 of a stop you can get away with using an o-ring around an S76 or #357 battery in a Nikkormat FT or FTn that hasn't been recalibrated yet. I've done that before.

    I'd planned to retrofit a Nikkormat FT2/FT3 battery box into my black FTn, but gave up on the camera when I realized that it needed more work than I wanted to put into it. So, I have my old black FT2, which is essentially the same camera, just with a hot shoe and with the later style battery box preinstalled.

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    The Nikkor 24mm f2.8 lens was introduced in the late 1960's. It was for that time and still is a spectacular lens. Shortly every newspaper photographer had to have one and it became for many the standard lens. Fast, f2.8. for the times, sharp, and giving one the ability to get in very close for group pics where one could easily direct the subjects verbally you were so close. Useful for spot news and for scenics, its just about all I used except for portraits and sports.
    I'm on my second one now after ordering my first a few days after the Nikon announcement.
    This lens will take great pics for you!-Dick

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