For years and years the only camera I had (& still do) is a Pentax Spotmatic w/50mm f1.4 lens, purchased new in 1971. I was often frustrated at not having a 35mm, but the limitation forced me to concentrate on the essentials in the composition. As a result I reached a point where I could capture just about anything with that lens. Wide open it's a stunner for portraits.
I confirm the quality of the Super-Multi-Coated Takumars. Myself; I have 3 50mm f/1.4 and 5 Spotmatics. Add to that 135mm f/3.5 Super Takumar and 200mm Super Takumar. Mine are the "radiation" old ones.
" A loving and caring heart is the beginning of all knowledge " ~ Thomas Carlyle ~