I picked this lens up from a reseller in England (that I like a lot) for a great price. Even with rather pricey shipping it ended up being a bit cheaper than buying from KEH. It arrived today and the vendor wasn't kidding when they said in 95% shape. It's gorgeous. So i popped it on my MD adapter and scrambled out into the gray rainy afternoon to my mostly dead vegetable beds and got this tmayters by dixeyk, on Flickr This is SOOC (with some cropping) 1/60th handheld using the 1:4 macro option (close focuses to about 8 inches or so). The 1:7 macro appears to be about 18 inches and normal MFD is a bit under a meter. It focus peaks well and I am quite impressed with the color and sharpness (we're talking a $40 zoom lens here). It has the same build as my MC Rokkors and I think this could be a really useful lens. I understand that this lens also was sold as a Leica as well. I had someone on another board offer to sell me their Leica branded one for $400.