My wife and I have a house rule on gear (arrived at by mutual agreement) "if I buy new gear (and it applies to my HiFi as well) it need to be financed by selling old gear". This has served me well lately. Here is my tale... I just sold off all my Konica lenses and I thought I'd share why. I have nothing against them. They are excellent lenses and deliver terrific results. I had a decent set of focal lengths and really had no intention of doing this until...I got a Pentax Super Takumar 55/1.8 for $20 in local camera shop. I picked it mostly because I like the shop, wanted to support them and it was the only thing I could afford. Its a cool little lens. It's not great but I was really impressed by the build and how nice it was. The image quality was good but not great. After I sold off some gear I ended up with a 50/1.4 Super Takumar and a 28/3.5 SMC Super Takumar. The way the feel in the hand and work is so darn nice that they quickly became my favorite lenses to use day to day. In addition to the seductive feel they can produce some really nice images. They are not quite as sharp as the Konicas but close, have terrific bokeh and a little something extra that I am struggling to explain but I find very appealing. Fast forward a month and my gear lust was in overdrive so I decided that intervention was the only answer. Gone are my Konicas. Gone are my OM lenses (except the 35-70 that no one seems to want). I'm all m42 with the Super Taks and Russian lenses. I have stabilized at a 50/1.4, 28/3.5, 105/2.8 (I have the 55/1.8 sitting on a bellows and serving as a macro) the Helios 44 and the Industar. I also have a Olympus 17/2.8 for snaps and times when I need AF. My gear frenzy has subsided and because of the house rule I ended up breaking even. This could have ended up being a pricey little event. Thank god for the house rule. I'm going to go thank my wife properly.