Lately I'm having fun exploring the 'classic glass' characteristics of older manual lenses. I find them perfectly match and balance with the rangefinder style of my X-Pro camera's.
Introduced in 1957, the Canon 50mm f/1.4 LTM is a ‘classic fast fifty’, aka 'The Japanese Summilux'. It's sharp, it has character, it has nice and smooth bokeh and it's built from all metal and glass. And it looks so amazing! Not that strong as on the Helios 44M-4, the Canon also shows a little bit of ‘swirly bokeh’ which I like.
Classic lenses are not cheap, I found a type 2 in mint condition from Japan on eBay for $349. For sure good value for this gorgeous piece of gear! As it has the Leica 39mm screw mount, you need an adapter to use it on a non-Leica camera. I prefer to use the Fujifilm M Mount adapter in combination with the Urth M39 to Leica M adapter. But a simple adapter like the Fotodiox M39 to FX adapter will also do. The 50mm focus length on a Fujifilm-X body turns into a 75mm equivalent.