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...Curtis, you're recent efforts with the 24mm has me thinking about swapping the 28 f2.8AIS for a 24mm, though it's just in the thinking stage (this probably means "supplement" instead of "swap" ). I have so many ways to get to 24mm, just not in MF land :-). Nice pics with Nikki, though I agree with you that the landscape seems to lend itself to the 24mm more.
I'm having a blast reading the long glass "enablers" since they hold no temptation for me, don't think I'm up to hauling glass like that around often enough. I do enjoy the...Show more →
Frankly, I'm quite surprised to find the 24 so appealing. I've had the 24 f/2.8 AI-s in my kit for quite some time and it hasn't gotten much love, in part because I'm a huge fan of the 28mm focal length. I have three primes at that length including the f/2, f/2.8, both AI-s versions, and the 28 f/3.5 H AI'd that came with my relatively recent fixation on converted pre-AI lenses. I'll admit the 24 f/2.8 H.C. AI'd has taken center stage from time to time since its arrival, but i don't expect it to displace the 28s. But it is such a beautiful little lens that I love using it. I'm not certain I'll do the test Jose asked about, comparing it with the AI-s, but I expect it will continue to get plenty of use.
And I'm with you regarding long lenses. You own a couple of monsters already. I, on the other hand, made the decision early on that I didn't want big lenses. For that reason I opted for the 300 f/4.5 AI-s ED-IF and the 400 f/5.6 AI-s ED-IF, both of which are manageable in both size and weight. As appealing at the 500 f/4 AI-p is in terms of its performance, it won't ever find its way to my kit unless someone gives me one. That might actually motivate me to buy a tripod...