It's been a long time coming. A purchase I made nearly 40 years ago has recently propelled me back into a project that has been on a very slow simmer for decades. The purchased items were 2 small wooden boxes that were both filled with glass lantern slides. They were greatly appreciated, but their origins were entirely unknown - until now.
For anyone who's chosen to use legacy lenses on digital bodies, the initial lens choices would likely be any of the zillions of manual focus 35mm full frame types. They are plentiful, cheap (compared to their 'digital' versions), and have mounts that can handle cross-branded lens adaptions with matching adapters readily available. Whether these lenses were passed down from family or tucked away from previously owned film cameras, or something newly sought out from online sites or garage and yard sales... they are familiar to most of us and the obvious first choice. They are however, not the only choice.