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    Sticky: One advantage of having a Speedbooster is not...

    One advantage of having a Speedbooster is not using it when you need the original focal length. After all, a simple adapter is not too expensive.
    If this might be an option for you, I wouldn't do...
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    Here is my MC W Rokkor-NL 21mm f2.8 (the one with...

    Here is my MC W Rokkor-NL 21mm f2.8 (the one with a silver aperture ring):
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/uo5vbc754nmu13n/Minolta_21_Flare.jpg?dl=0
    Nothing flares like a Rokkor!
    Here is a comparison...
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    Unfortunately, the difference in flange is only...

    Unfortunately, the difference in flange is only 2.5mm, so I doubt there is an adapter. I'll send you some stuff tomorrow.
    So, you are even east of me? Hmm, New Zealand?
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    Hmm, tough call. If you are really such a...

    Hmm, tough call. If you are really such a wide-angle guy, rather have a look at the Olympus 21mm f3.5. You know what, I'll prepare a shot with either one for you and a comparison of a 24 and 28...
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    If you encounter a 55mm f1.7 in good shape, grab...

    If you encounter a 55mm f1.7 in good shape, grab it too! It's a great addition to the 50mm PG. While the PG is clinically sharp it has a rather rough bokeh. The 55 f1.7 is very nice with faces, while...
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    Apart from the fact that it depends very much on...

    Apart from the fact that it depends very much on your style, what's your camera?
    You know that there were famous directors who used one or two focal lengths for a whole film, do you?

    Anyway, if...
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    You found a jewel there, nevertheless. Yes, the...

    You found a jewel there, nevertheless. Yes, the older MC 28 f2 has a rotating front lens, but optically it's the better version.
    The later MD version rotates the glass element too, but like the 21mm...
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    Sticky: I'd get the Sigma 18-35mm f1.8. I have a whole...

    I'd get the Sigma 18-35mm f1.8. I have a whole lot of Zeiss C/Y but also couldn't justify the price for the 21mm.
    If you need to take a bit of its bite off, use a weak Promist, but colors are...
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    Sticky: Keep in mind, though, that some of the lenses...

    Keep in mind, though, that some of the lenses with weaker corners WO (I'm looking at you, 25mm f2,8) will show more of that.

    Still a great lens when stopped down.
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    Sticky: It's very sharp, even at 5.6. If you want to...

    It's very sharp, even at 5.6. If you want to carry only one lens in the range when out in the wild and need macro too, it's a very good solution vs a 50mm prime.
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    I don't think so, they are very similar to the...

    I don't think so, they are very similar to the Japanese Uniq lenses. See: thecinelens.com/tag/uniq-optics/

    The Minolta SR 35mm is an f1.8, BTW.
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    Sticky: Thank you, what a great service to the community!

    Thank you, what a great service to the community!
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    Sticky: If you paid for mint I wouldn’t accept it.

    If you paid for mint I wouldn’t accept it.
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    Sticky: Don't ruin your precious lens! I never heard of...

    Don't ruin your precious lens! I never heard of that adapter, but wides are more affected by back focus than longer lenses.
    First try a different adapter.
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    Sticky: I can only speak for the 100mm f3.5 which has...

    I can only speak for the 100mm f3.5 which has very low CA, hardly noticeable even fully open.
    My Macro 60mm is great too.
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    Sticky: Anybody having an original mount ring for...

    Anybody having an original mount ring for Contax/Yashica lying around after getting a Leitax or Simmod for yours?

    If you'd like to sell it to me, please PM.

    Edit: Sorry, forget it, I just got...
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    Which camera do you use? If it's photographic...

    Which camera do you use? If it's photographic full frame, a 21mm is already pretty extreme and not so easy to handle aesthetically when the camera is in motion.
    OTOH, for S-35 a 28mm is not very...
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    Well, regarding the 28mm f2.8, I'd rather save up...

    Well, regarding the 28mm f2.8, I'd rather save up for the f2.0. It is not only faster, but stopped down to f2.8 it's visibly better than the cheaper f2.8.
    Only downside is the weight and the size,...
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    Sticky: Well, regarding the 21mm, it all depends on the...

    Well, regarding the 21mm, it all depends on the price, since this lens is really hard to find in perfect condition these days.
    If you want it for everyday work, and not for collection, I'd not be...
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    Sticky: Nick, I suppose you meant to write the contrary...

    Nick, I suppose you meant to write the contrary ;-)
    But how to know if it's affecting the performance with nothing to compare? All my vintage lenses have some dust for sure and I don't care.
    ...
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    Sticky: How to you adapt them? Normally this is caused by...

    How to you adapt them? Normally this is caused by incorrect flange distance from the length of the adapter, especially if both lenses show the problem.
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    I'm not sure the 135mm f2 is worth a hunt. It is...

    I'm not sure the 135mm f2 is worth a hunt. It is very rare and collectors pay exorbitant prices. I sold mine and even made some extra money.

    That lens is not really great WO, it is pretty low in...
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    Welcome to the show! The only zooms I kept are...

    Welcome to the show!
    The only zooms I kept are the 35-70 and the 35-135. But primes? I got nearly all of them, since I started early enough. It's true that some lenses are overpriced now because of...
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    Sticky: I use the Sigma 18-35mm together with Contax...

    I use the Sigma 18-35mm together with Contax lenses and IMHO they match quite nicely.
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    Sticky: Sorry for the misunderstanding. Yes, the RTS...

    Sorry for the misunderstanding. Yes, the RTS bodies will fit, but unfortunately it isn't easy to find one in good working condition. The body was the Achilles heel of the system, they had quite a few...
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