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Ronny _Olsson wrote:
Advice .. looking to buy me a lens
shall have a nikon 28 f2.8 ai-s as soon as it turn up a Used that is in good condition ..
Now I'm thinking to make an offer on a 24 f2.8 ais ..
what do you think of it?
180mm f2.8 ai-s is also on the wish list ..
thinking on a 50 1.8 does it matter with ai or ais
thanks in advance
Ronny / /
You already have the 135 f/2 AI-s and the 28 f/2.8 AI-s is on its way. I don't think the 24 f/2.8 makes much sense when you have the 28. If you're a big fan of going wide the 20 f/2.8 AI-s would make more sense, but considering where your kit stands at the moment, it would seem something between 28 and 135, as well as something longer than 135 make sense. The 180 is a great lens at a very reasonable price so for someone wishing to build an MF kit, that lens will be a wonderful addition at some point. But it seems the midrange is called for... a 50 f/1.8, EITHER AI or AI-s would work, but so would the excellent 50 f/2 AI or an earlier version that has been AI'd. 85mm is a wonderful focal length and Nikon offers a number of MF alternatives there from the converted pre-AI f/1.8 to the f/2 to the awesome f/1.4. Needless to say, the faster the lens, the higher the price tag.
Finally, within that range is the 105 which again comes in a number of flavors at a wide range of prices. I love the expensive f/1.8 AI-s but also love the inexpensive f/2.5 P AI'd that cost less than a hundred dollars.
Frankly, buying Nikkor MF lenses we seldom make a serious mistake since all these lenses have their strengths. Half the pleasure is in experimenting. Enjoy the adventure Ronny!