Best of the best manual fast prime lenses 24mm and 135mm?

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Best of the best manual fast prime lenses 24mm and 135mm?
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Today went to a thrift shop and saw a box with old junk in there, some old film cameras were there as well. Praktica 135mm f2.8 lens one of them for $10. I didn't buy it, because I'm not sure if that is a an excellent lens (most probably not), but I was surprised by how small, thin and light it is. That made me think about using manual, that is unusual for me, since I am AF only user. I need just 2 lenses and they need to be really smooth in manual focus, easy to use, and have excellent sharpness and creamy bokeh, they need to be fast as well.

Looking for 24mm f2 or faster; 135mm f2.8 or faster. What lenses can you recommend? I want best IQ possible, but still not ready to shed $1000 or more on lens (so no Leica), otherwise I would buy something like CZ 135 f1.8 that even has AF and be done. I'm looking for something of Contax 45mm IQ, only I need 24mm and 135mm. Thank you.

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