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On Sun, 23 Nov 1997 Afterswift@aol.com wrote: > Thomas, > > Is a 28mm lens suitable for field work? My favorite is still the 35mm lens on > the Minox 35. > > Bob > Bob, Many may find the 28 too wide. For my purposes it works out better than a 35. The GR 28mm with its f2.8 maximum aperture focuses to about 1.2 feet which allows a photograph of an area the size of an average computer screen. It is well corrected in this range. In tight quarters, e.g., in a restaurant trying to get on everyone at one table without standing on the table behind you, it's a great convenience. My favorite general purpose lens is, in fact, the 35mm or 38mm. I feel that there is enough of a difference between the focal lengths to justify a second compact camera with a 35 or 38mm, or even a mid- to longer-range zoom. One of my local shops is selling a Minox GT-X. Based on what you have said and my examination of it, it might be an ideal compact for the semi-wide range. What do you think of this model? Should I look at other Minox models? They want $350 for the GT-X. Is that too much? Is there a mail order place you know that carries a comprehensive line of Minoxes and good prices? Thank you for any insights you may have here. Tom P.