Finally decided the Sony is best suited for my R glass since I probably can use all of them including the Lux 35 and Elmarit 19v2. So took the plunge and bought an A900 from a forum member as well as a cheap R to Sony mount from eBay. And yes, the Lux 35 clears the A900 mirror. So far I have tried the mount on both the 35 and the 80/1.4. There is a little play so I am ordering more mounts from Leitex.
I can only shoot in manual without the chip. But SteadySHot seems to work ok. The stock screen is a bit difficult to focus for me. But the built-in adjustable diopter is such a convenience. Why can't the M9 have one?
Just for fun I took some identical shots with the Lux 35R/A900 and Lux 35asph/M9. The colors of the Sony look cooler with the same WB, or is it due to the lenses? The M shots stand out more in color and sharpness again probably due to the lenses and the fact that I am not focusing with the Sony yet. In any case, I am having a ton of fun. Haven't used my R-glass for three years or more. Ever since the first M8 came out.
BTW, I thought the camera was self-destructing whenever I turn in on or off until I realized it was the dust shaker at work LOL.