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Philip, good to see you posting. Gee, stuck in Switzerland for two years.
I know, somehow we'll survive.
Philip, great to hear/read from you again! Hope you and your family will enjoy the years in Suisse. Nice shots from a town that was not built with motorized traffic in mind ;-) Nice seagull-feeding-image - probably a future adventure for your daughter…
Oh, my daughter is going to just *love* the swans that hang around on the Limmat and the Zürichsee. We'll be there to feed them regularly, I imagine.
Really like this one. Is this film or conversion (if conv. what was your process?)
The 28mm 2.8 AIS seems like a popular one around here. Is there much difference optically between the f/2 and f/2.8?
Thanks! It's a digital image (D700), converted to b/w in Aperture. I'm too impatient for film.
The 28mm f/2.8 AI-s is a great lens: small (smaller than the f/2), great colour and contrast, and a wonderful close focus. On DX it was my favourite all-purpose lens, and it continues to be a favourite on FX, though optically there are a few issues that crop up with the bigger sensor. The corners can be pretty bad wide open, and don't sharpen up sensibly until f/11. The slower lens also flares more with bright lights. The f/2 does a better job with corners at all apertures, but focuses slightly less close. I bought an f/2.8 first, then picked up an f/2 out of curiosity, and ended up keeping the f/2.8 because I thought it had a slightly nicer out of focus rendition, and was smaller. You can't go wrong with either lens.