Hey guys, I've been reading this Nikon forum for a long time, but I seldom post (sorry about that, I'll try to post more in future). I am currently using D700 with my old 24-70, 50 1.4 and 70-200 VR. Lately I've become interested with prime lens, I think they're much easier to move around with, instead of lugging the heavy 24-70 and the prime has a large f/1.4 aperture which is good for low light & indoor photography.
I do not have a wide-angle lens and I don't think I want to get a 14-24 (I know it is a good lens), but it is large, heavy and does not accept filters (except Lee filters). I want something lightweight, easy to travel with and large aperture for low light & indoors, and street photography. So I've narrowed down to either 24 f/1.4 or the upcoming 35 f/1.4.
I read on internet 24mm is good for landscape & 'stylo' shots, but not very suitable for people because of the stretching wide angle distortion, whereas 35mm is good for photographing people, it is about the widest possible without distortion, but may not be wide enough in some situation.
I am told that the 35mm is too close to 50mm that I already have. So 24mm seem like better choice and I can take a few steps closer if I want 35mm-equivalent, but I am worried about the stretching issue (maybe I need to practice more how to shoot at 24mm). On the other hand, I can take a few steps back when I'm using 35mm to get a wider shot (but if space is limited indoors I still can't make it). The 35mm unfortunately uses a 67mm filter thread, which means I can't use my existing 77mm filters & need to get a new filter.
Apologize if this sounds like a silly question. But it has been spinning in my mind lately. Maybe some of you have had such a question before. Appreciate your kind advice / opinion.