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20mm f/2.8 sweet but no cigar

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by Candidcameraman, May 27, 2007.

  1. I really like the lens but ... I am still going to go for the 17-55 f/2.8 cause it lacks one thing... Zooming capabilities.

    I tried it today and really liked the results however I can't justify the price when a little (a lot) more would get me something with more range.

    I really like it but unless I'd get it as a gift, close but no cigar. Primes at the wide end you have the 10.5 which is worth it and then I jump to the 24mm, in my case. But this said I'd get a 17-55/2.8 which covers all these but the 35mm f2 and the 50/1.4 ... I know I am nuts - primes are better, that's what I keep hearing but man - I don't want a bag full of lenses - just a few select ones. :smile:

    P.S.: But then again I just clicked on "Preview Post" and looked at those two pictures and WOW, what a great result from such a little solid prime... Who knows I might just change my mind, I am so fickle!:rolleyes: 

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  2. jaleel


    Apr 3, 2007
    Toronto, Canada
    the 17-55 is great!
    you won't regret it Dude =)
  3. fks


    Apr 30, 2005
    sf bay area
    hi dude-

    all prime lenses have built-in zooms, they're know as feet... :wink:

    i sold my 20mm f/2.8, and i miss it when i want a light kit and don't feel like carrying the 17-35mm AF-S. an added bonus was that my 20mm is more flare resistant than my 17-35mm.

  4. Donzo98


    Nov 10, 2005
    Merrick, NY
    You are not nuts... I agree completely!! The again... maybe we are both nuts :biggrin: I love zooms... the pro zooms are awesome... and the 18-200 ain't too bad either.

    18-200 and D200

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