Originally Posted by shadowfox
Which is why I'm now sticking to digital Zuikos for these new bodies. Were the HG line is not so expensive
Incidentally, 170mm f/2 is *very* useful when you're covering an event where there is no good amount of light, and you're confined in one place (like a mass).
Excellent point. I use a Leica Elmar 9cm f/4 right now for that purpose (light, fast-ish for that FL), but am seriously considering a Jupiter-9 or a Serenar 85mm f/2.
You have to think of legacy lenses as being "repurposed": your 50mm isn't a normal lens anymore, but it's a kick-ass portrait lens, 90mm becomes moderate-to-long telephoto, etc.
Thinking in 135-format terms is so 20th century
(I say this in jest, obviously)