Every once in a while I run accross what seems like fanatical devotion to this lens placing it in a legendary status. I even ran across two web sites that showed in great detail how to convert this to an EOS (EF) mount.
I would love to hear what others think of this lens, and how it compares to some recent modern designs (e.g. Sigma 50/1.4, Zeiss/Cosina 50/1.4). What is the draw to it? sharpness, contrast, bokeh, other characteristics? I assume there is something more to it than just the wide aperture as it appears to be held more dear than Nikon or Canon 50/1.2 on e-bay.