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At 03:04 PM 9/1/1999 EDT, InfinityDT wrote: >Here's just my 0.02: Stephen Gandy advertises Nikon F-to-Leica M adaptors on >his website www.cameraquest.com for as I recall $175. For in the $400 range >you can get a decent used 20 f2.8AF Nikkor. It won't rangefinder couple >(neither does the Russar) but it will meter with the M6. By f5.6-f8 it's a >fine, fine performer; plus you can use it on any Nikon SLR body and it has an >almost guaranteed resale value at or near what you paid for it. It's no 21 >S/A or Elmarit-ASPH but if it were me I'd place it before the Kobalux or the >Russar in terms of performance and value. And 2 cents is all that is worth. A discerning shopper can find a Russar MR-2 for under $200. And a Russar, I strongly suspect, will outperform ANY retrofocus 21mm design. It is a much more complex design than I had previously thought. The formula was much admired by Willy Merte, the Zeiss optical scientist responsible for the Biotar. Marc firstname.lastname@example.org FAX: +540/343-7315 Cha robh bas fir gun ghras fir!