What are Your Favorite M42 Lenses?

Ossiva

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I have a LT2 focal reducer and I'm beginning to collect M42 lenses. What M42 screw mount lenses have people found work well with the micro 4/3 mount?

So far, I've been drawn to the the Helios 44 lineup and the Mir 1B. Lot of old Soviet lenses out there, and they aren't radioactive!!
 

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The Helios 44-3 is pretty fantastic and the Mir is lovely, but since you've noticed those already, I'll vote for the Volna-9. It's an intoxicating gem if you like unique bokeh. It's also a decent macro lens.
 

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The Jupiter-9 85/2 and the Helios-40 85/2 are both on my list of eventual acquisitions. I had never heard of the Volna-9 before but sample pictures online are astonishing! Impressive macro capabilities with that lens. I was looking into buying an FD 50/3.5 Macro, but the Volna is faster and appears every bit as good... might just have to get both.

Does anyone use wider (<50mm) M42 mount lenses?
 
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