Check out the lower priced Canon LTM lenses if you want a vintage look. Or Voightlander if you want something with a more modern look. 95% the quality results of higher end Leica at a small fraction of the price. The latest Leica lenses are hard to beat but the Canon/Voightlander lenses compete well with older Leica glass.
There are plenty of great, affordable options out there. If you are buying older glass, condition will be as portent as what you buy.
Last edited by Brian Legge; 03-18-2012 at 08:42 PM. Click to view previous post history.