Hi Ralph,

I like 58mm too and since my photography started with one of the versions of Helios-44 it's sort of carved into my shooting style. Voigtlander Nokton 58/1.4 is one of my favorite lenses on Nikon, period.

Unfortunately, the 44M has (just now) developed a sticking blades problem. Not the worst kind so maybe it will sort itself out in time (it's been idle for more than 16 years). I won't put all my hopes in that happening, plus I can always stop it down manually.

You people are not doing me any favors by saying how those mirror lenses are actually good. I need a 4kg lens like I need a hole in my head.