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| p.1 #9 · Samyang/Rokinon 24/1.4 |
j.liam, I do agree that the 24/2 Nikkor underwhelms as a general purpose wide angle lens. The thing is, I use it for low light candids where edges and corners don't even begin to matter. It's film too, not digital, so I am not after stunning detail... Finally, I paid less than $100 for it - pocket change for the lens plus $70 to realign the helicoid - but I do wonder how come a lens of that overall quality still costs as much as it does.
Now I will have to read the reviews.
If low-light is your thing, the 28/2 AIS is way superior. If 24 is what speaks to (as it does to me) go for something else. If its an AIS and in good shape after the repair, you can likely sell it for at least $300-400, netting you a profit.
The 35/1.4 AIS is a tricky lens; wide-open, it shows it's design age with haze from uncorrected SA. Beyond f/4 though, it's really stellar, up there with the ZF 2/35 though if memory serves, colors are on the cooler side. Too cool for my tastes.