Hey, after running through the vintage lens thread here, I've decided I want to jump in!
But I'm not quite sure where I want to start. I don't want to start tremendously expensive. Maybe only around the $100 range for the lens. I only want to dip my toes in the water right now.
Either way, I want to try these lenses out. I'm not too picky about the type of lens, be it normal, wide-angle, macro, telephoto, but I doubt anything but a prime in the normal range would be considered cost-effective for this budget.
The main thing I want from this is a nice-feel for the vintage lens world. I want a lens that'll make me go "Holy Shizznit, this cost me ~$100?!?!"
And I have no idea where to even look for these, so a source could help also.
I think I want to try out an m42 adapter, but if another mount adapter would be better I'd gladly take it into consideration.
Umm, what else.. Oh, here is what I plan on prioritizing.
4. Size, weight, brand, etc...
I know price is third on the list, but thats to say I'd pay a little higher for considerable improvements in IQ and significantly wider apertures.
It'd be nice to also consider my current gear list in your recommendation. I'd like something that could broaden my photography scope.
But remember, all I want is a good taste. I'm not trying to go straight for the steak. (aka blowing my budget out of the water)
Thanks in advance for your time if you help me with this!
Summary: What's the best old MF lens(es) for me on a roughly $100 budget and where can I get it?
Just to clarify: don't consider the cost of the adapter in the budget, I don't mind adding a little extra on that end.