Has 30+ years of SLR/camera experience.
great value, sharp at wide apertures, easy internal focus, compact, 52mm filters
no minus points at this price
I picked up one of these very cheaply, and was pleasantly surprised at how sharp it is, even at f4.8 and f5.6. I got it mainly for candid street photography, so with 200 ASA film and 1/500 shutter speed wide apertures are often the norm, but I´ve got some great shots with this lens. It´s inconspicuous, and it´s compact size, quick and effortless internal focussing and light weight also make it a good street shooter. The built in lens hood isn´t long enough, but at least it´s always on the lens, and is certainly better than nothing. I have a handful of FDn lenses, that all use the same 52mm dia filters that fit this lens too. Very handy! Although the close focussing distance is a useful 1.5m, the lens length doesn´t change during focussing, so at this distance the lens is the approx equivalent of a 175mm non-IF lens. Build quality is typical FDn.