I have for a long time been quite taken with images I have seen coming from the Summicron 40/2. On the times I have saved up enough to pick one up other things have come up (vet bills, fender bender...you get the idea) and now with my new "less filling" work situation it'll probably be a while before I see one. What are some options (in the affordable zone) that might get me part of the way there? I've tried a number of lenses and currently, of the lenses I have now the one that gives me the closest to the look I want is my OM50/1.4 (over 1.1 million S/N). My Helios 44M probably was THE right lens (sold it) but on the m42 mount it was ungainly at best on my E-PL1 and I suspect would be worse on my E-PM1. I have the same issue with my Super Takumar 50/1.4 (hate that m42 mount). I'm still trying to articulate what it is I like about the Summicron 40...but I will say that the Helios 44 IMHO looked as good to my eyes (if that helps). I'll see if I can dig up sample to show. Any suggestions?