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    28 or 35mm?

    Debating on wether getting a 28mm 2.8 nikon AIS or the 35mm 1.4 ais? I havent used either focal length. I currently have a 85mm ais and a 50mm ais and felt that the wider focal length complete my current setup. What are your guys' thoughts?

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    f/2 35mm

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    28, 50 and 85 seems like a nice trio.

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    I have, and use, a 35/1.4 ai-s on my F3/T and F3 all the time.

    I mean -all- the time. Other than the instances where I put on the 105/1.8 or 85/1.4, that lens does not leave the camera body. I stopped bothering with the 50/1.4 altogether after I got the 35. It's very good, but has a unique way of rendering images. I suggest you try one out on a roll of film in varying light conditions before buying, if possible.
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    Just to be contrary - 24mm, 35mm and 85mm.

    At least one of which the OP already has .
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    Indeed. 28s are sweet (although I carry a 105 at the other end).

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    The 28/2.8 AIS is killer. The 35/2 is truly nice, too, but a bit close to the 50.

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    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'll stick with my 28mm but if I had my time over again, I'd buy a 24mm instead

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    24mm = 73° 44‘ 42"
    28mm = 65° 28‘ 30"
    35mm = 54° 26‘ 10"
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    50mm = 39° 36‘ 4"
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    85mm = 23° 54‘ 54"
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    I personally go with 28mm for Street-Photography and 24mm for Landscapes.
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    ..... mount them to the camera look about at how things look... pick the one you like best.

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