About a month ago I picked up an SMC Takumar 200mm/f4 to try out and just last week I ran across an early 8-element Super Takumar 50mm/f1.4 . Both of them are fun to shoot with and I'm looking forward to expanding the MF lens collection.
Using the old Takumars fitted to modern DSLRs takes me back to when I was a kid and my Dad gave me his old Spotmatic that he got in the 60's when he was in the military. The old lenses still turn out some great pics.
Shot this last night hand held on my 50D using the SMC Tak 200mm/f4 lens. Cropped just a little bit, not quite 100% but in my opinion still a pretty good shot for a 40-45 year old lens.
Now I'm thinking about something in the 400-500mm range.
I have in my care a pentax SP1000, the 55mm f/2 lens it came with is a heck of a lot easier to focus than the nifty fifty by a good margine. i have some black and white film in that old girl. time to go out an play i think. then i just gotta put together a kit to develop the film