Snatched it at a pretty good price off French eBay. Condition is not mint, it's just nicely aged. Glass is clear and it works well. Was thoroughly underwhelmed this morning doing my usual walk-around-the-house laundry basket and coffee mugs shots (my daughter was already off to school, and she's my star model). Aside from the wondeful operating feeling absolutely up to its reputation, I failed to see how it brought anything to the table over my FD or OM 50/1.8 (I also have the Hex 50/1.7 but it's below in sharpness). I was content to sell it back right away, maybe even with a small margin. However, after taking it tonight for a spin, I changed my mind. I just stopped it down to 1.8 and let it roll. Here's the first shot I like, will update as I process. There is NO sharpening on this one. None. [/url][/IMG] I find contrast to be really nice. Once you've located the focus ring (I kept turning the aperture ring at first !) by feel, the dampening is absolutely wonderful, and the lens "peaks" very easily, making it a breeze to get critical focus even at very large apertures.