I am thinning out my lenses and extra bodies and trying to create a bare essential kit (out of necessity). I have a pretty good idea of what focal lengths work and which of my lenses are preferable to others but I gave real trouble with 24mm. I have had several 24mm lenses (OM 24/2.8 twice, Konica Haxanon 24/2.8, MC Rokkor 24/2.8 and MD Rokkor 24/2.8) and I just don't have a good feel for them like I do other focal lengths. The MC Rokkor and the Hexanon were good but both are hard to find and more spendy than I can swing at the moment. Does anyone have any suggestions for an alternative? I have heard good stuff about the Canon FD 24/2.8 SSC. I'm looking for reasonably sharp and the ability to close focus (say under a foot).