It's great wide open, with amazingly smooth bokeh. Stopped down it's super sharp with high contrast too. This is a unique lens - I believe less than 10 of these "concept" lenses were ever made. I bought this lens directly from Steve Huff after he reviewed it in 2012. This is the exact lens he reviewed!
It has worked flawlessly for me just as it did for him. I used this lens for about about a year shooting Travel and Wedding photography. I have a few old!
After that it has sat on my shelf only occasionally used. Overall the lens is in great condition and works perfectly.
There is some dust inside the lens but nothing that would affect picture quality. There are no scratches on the glass or anything like that. Very minor paint wear on a few edges. The aperture is "clickless" and rotates a little easily. The retractable hood works perfectly, and stays in place.Rangefinder coupled for accurate focusing. Crazy fast - T0.95 (f/0.92) allows for shooting in low light and lots of bokeh. Unique look - less than 100 of these lenses were ever made! Includes original metal front and rear lens caps. Note: A lens this fast is sensitive to even the smallest variation in rangefinder calibration.
To be clear, Steve Huff and I did not have any problems focusing with this lens - but every rangefinder is slightly different, so I can not guarantee it'll be perfect for you. The item "SLR Magic Hyperprime 50mm T0.95 LM Lens Leica M Mount RARE Prototype" is in sale since Sunday, August 19, 2018. This item is in the category "Cameras & Photo\Lenses & Filters\Lenses".The seller is "b_zerker" and is located in Vancouver, BC. This item can be shipped worldwide.