ARRGHHH! I give up...
Any suggestions for a cheap non-collapsing 50mm 2.8 or faster lens to mount on a Bessa R?
There is a CV 50mm1.5 Nokton on eBay right now for $200, but with 6 days and 13 hours to go, I doubt it will stay at $200 for much longer...
A Jupiter-3 looks ok...
Currently I'm tempted by a new black Jupiter-8 with 92XXXXX serial number!!!
At $50NZ it seems pretty good, but I've heard that the Jupiter-8 doesn't click stop on the aperture ring (pain in the 'back seat' for rapid shooting).
PS. Yes I've heard the horror stories and the great romances about Russian optics... however I own a Horizon 202 and the optics seem great, I use to own a Kiev 88 with a 80mm and 150mm and they seemed fine (as long as you focused beyond 8 feet!) and a Lubitel 2... well it's not a Carl Zeiss, but hey it was free, and gives nice "classic" look to B+W prints.