redundancy is good, right? i thought i would check before i post...
having used pretty much every nikon wide at one time or another, the only one i have kept 25 years down the road is the 28/2 AIS - no competition. i know, you said 2.8, but if you're considering 35/1.4, you can afford the 2 easily
none of the 35s ever clicked with me, either because of the field of view (a personal thing) or because of the image quality (a less personal thing). i'd tend to agree that the 35/2 is the nicest of the bunch, but even that, nothing to write home about
What Matt King has said. The 35mm is too close to the 50mm whereas the 28mm gives nearly as wide as you need in most situations but there have been a number of occasions where it wasn't quite wide enough and the 24mm would have been. A 24mm is about the limit without noticeable distortion.
I'd have to agree, but need to mention that I could get by with a 35mm lens forever and be pretty much OK with it. If I had to pick just one lens...the 1.4 max aperture is pretty sweet, too.
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