Randy, of course you should continue the search for a 35f2.8. The old adage "Do as I say, not as I do" really comes into play here! Just to give even more insanity to gear!I had to go and mail something, so this involves a walk of 4 blocks (uphill and steep at that) so I equipped myself with yet another piece of less used equipment. An old Nikon S and a 50f3.5 Tessar lens and a roll of Lucky 400. The reason seemed good at the start of the hill "wonder if the times are OK on the S" and " Zeiss Contax lenses are not matched to Nikon helicoils". It took 40 minutes up and down the hill but I did shoot the roll. Oh, I was also trying to figure out how the Lucky 400 is working with my Td 102 developer? Some reasons for taking pictures are better than others!
The old Nikon S is an interesting piece of equipment. Film gate is 24x34 mm and it is built like a tank and about as heavy. My upcoming project is to shoot with all my Zeiss Prewar and Postwar Contax lenses (21f4,5, 28f8, 35f3,5, 35f2.8 pre-war, 35f2.8 postwar T*, 50f2 and 50f1.5 and the 85f2). First test will be with Nikon's and second will be with Orion style adapter on M's. No scientific purpose whatsoever, just a reason for using up a 100ft roll of Tmax 100 before it gets old enough to vote or drink in public.