Does anyone have experience with this lens? How does it perform in terms of optical characteristics compared to the New FD 24mm f/2.8?
I have both. The f2 is at least as sharp as the f2.8. People have said it is sharper, but i really cannot tell the difference.
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I don't know about the f2, but the 2.8 is great!
I have had a FDn 24mm f2 lens for more than twenty years, and it's still a better lens than I'm a photographer.