I'm 66, and dived into photography 5O years ago, beginning with an Edixa Prismaflex, and a very special lens which was blurring every image at every distance.
Did you say blur ?I now own an EOS5D Mk III, a G1X, a Leica IIIa, a Contax IIb
I understand; you meant superior post-war bokeh. Then they went and ruined it all with coatings, over-complicated diaphragms and higher acutance films. Nobody seems to know when to stop. And the sounds! Who can compare the gunship track off a big Pentax shutter, the superior statement of a 'blad's mirror-and-lens cacophony with the tinny squeak of today's little jukeboxes from Canik etc.?
Golden Ages yet again... (duck!), when paps were paps and not afraid to face off; no superteles for them: a Rollei TLR or a Leica lllg or M, close up and personal.