I have been reading quite a lot about lenses. I see a good many posts about this lens or that lens being sharp or not sharp enough. I have also been following a very interesting thread on seriouscompacts about what constitutes the "Leica look". I am not a professional and to be frank I am sure I know less about photography than most. That said, I look at my photos and I see some stuff that I like and other stuff that I do not. For instance, for a time last year I had collected a number of very nice Konica lenses. I found that I didn't particularly like the images they gave me. They were very sharp and contrasty but to my eye they were not that appealing. I am not in a position to say whether or not they were good but simply that I didn't care for them on my m43 bodies. Since then I have found that I quite like old Zuiko lenses. I have a 28/2.8, 50/1.8 and 100/2.8 and all of them produce lovely images. They certainly aren't that sharpest lenses I have used but I find the images they produce quite pleasing. This brings me to the big question...what do you look for in a lens? Are you someone that want is super sharp or is it something else you are looking for in a lens? For instance...I find these images pleasing OM 100/2.8 <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/dixeyk/5784425551/" title="After the Rain by dixeyk, on Flickr"> "1024" height="768" alt="After the Rain"></a> Helios 44M <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/dixeyk/5079640029/" title="Blue Spruce by dixeyk, on Flickr"> "1024" height="768" alt="Blue Spruce"></a> <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/dixeyk/5080234834/" title="Summer's End by dixeyk, on Flickr"> "1024" height="768" alt="Summer's End"></a> Interestingly, none of them is amazingly sharp but there is something that I quite like about them (the shot of the Blue Spruce especially so).