35 f/2D vs 35 1.8G FX

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    Actually that was one of the things I was looking at today was the 20mm f/1.8.
    14mm f/2.8 is available as a refurb on sale too. 2x the price though. :048:


     
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    I have an opportunity to get the 20 1.8 in like new for $625. Sooooo tempted.
     
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    Thats getting down to Rokinon 20mm f/1.8 MF price range. I'd say it's a deal.
     
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    Guess who owns a 20 1.8g?! Just paid $620 for it! Steal.
     
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    Congrats on the new acquisition.
     
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    It's funny how I created a post about the 35mm and I ended up buying a 20mm instead! Still planning on getting that 35mm soon.
     
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    Now if you had kept the 28 f/1.8. And then picked up the 24 f/1.8. You would have the triplets. :345:
     
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    Haha, I don't think I'd have use for them honestly. Though that 24 1.8 is sharp as heck. But if I have a 20 1.8G, I don't think I'd use a 24mm. I think a 20mm and a 35mm is a great wide prime lens setup. I'll totally have fun with it.
     
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    Just think. If you get a reversing ring and stack your new 20 on your 70-200. You would have a 10:1 macro set up (at 200mm setting).
     
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    Are you joking or serious?
     
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    Have to ask the macro guys if you could focus with that combination. But yea. I have only dabbed a little with reverse lens stacking. Oh, just remembered. Can focus but DOF very very thin the more you go up in ratio.

    The jist is you zoom out to 200 and leave it wide open. Then put the reversed stacked lens at infinity and use it's aperture for adjustments. I think when I did it. I used my 50mm f/1.4 and had it's aperture wide open and used the lens connected to the camera aperture. But I guess it's better the other way around.

    Look up reverse lens stacking macro. Pretty cool.
     
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    Well, I've reversed my 50mm handheld before. But I never thought about attaching it to another lens. That's interesting.
     

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