This is my entire collection of M42 lenses. The Takumars are my favourites. Ever since I got my M42-EOS adapter, and lay my hands on the Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 35mm F3.5 lens, I was stunned by the quality of construction of the lens, and how wonderful it feels in my hands. Now I can't stop collecting these beauties. These lenses are optically superior to the cheap zooms of today, and they are dirt cheap by today's standards.
[Updated September 2, 2005]
Many of the lenses in this picture have been sold, but also many have been added. One day I will take a picture of my current M42 lenses. I am looking to complete my collection of East German lenses. They are fantastic optically, but not as well made as the old Japanese lenses, especially the Takumars.