searching wide-angle complement to 105/2.5AI

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Bernard Delley Senior Member • Posts: 1,737
tiny, versatile AI 20mm f/3.5

chemnitzDaniel wrote:

Lastly: the 20/3.5 looks good, too, and now I got yet another contester....

The small and lightweight AI 20mm f/3.5 sometimes goes to the top:

Ai 20mm f/3.5 at f/11 on D800

It is very flare resistant and quite sharp in the center.

It is not as sharp across the field as a the modest AF-S 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5 modern zoom lens at 20mm.

Its short focal length, center sharpness and convenient filter diameter of 52mm, make it useful as reverse mounted lens on a bellows for up to ~ 15x magnification:

retina screen 15x magnified, nikkor 20mm f3.5 AI retro mount on bellows. The retina screen pixel of 115 micro meter pitch contains 3 color patches.

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Nikon AF-S Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR
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