I wanted to see what all he hubbub was about, so I did my research on the 50 Lux mostly here on RFF. I found a crackin' deal on one at KEH, an early version 2. I have an RD1s so I was able to do some quick tests with the lens, and found out it was not a dud. Now its one of my fave lens and I got a 35 Lux to go with it, another version 2 that is not a dud. I just had to be willing to get a dud in the first place, and deal with it if I did.
yes, wide open the focus its soft with a little glow in the upper zones, but I like it that way, along with its speed and maximized bokeh wide open.
--> Gary G
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