Picked up a copy in very good condition in every way but the built-in shade, which is slightly out of round. Truly no big deal! I bought this lens because it's compact for a 135mm lens for 35mm film/sensor - at 270 grams it's much smaller and lighter than the 470g Rikenon XR I had before. It is nearly the same size as the 14-45 zoom! Images taken up to now look very good, definitely sharpens up stopped down. Here is a shot taken wide open and at (I believe) f/5.6: A flare torture-test was not great - despite the SMC lens coatings, the reflection off the sensor is probably a big factor. I left the hood pulled back for maximum misery! This lens is a contender for hikes where the 45-200 is too much lens. I like it a lot!