Originally Posted by aizan
Give the Heliar a chance! You can learn how to scale-focus-by-feel (SFxF) and do street photography.
Thanks, it is a beautiful lens, but it seems like that's where most of the value of the kit lies, and it'll be a stretch to the current budget should I decide to keep it. It does seem like an ideal lens for street, and is disarmingly old-fashioned looking to boot. But I'll have to weigh the value of the Heliar vs, say, a ~$100-150 Canon 50mm LTM lens.