Hi there !
My very first post here, I found your forum because I was looking for information on this lens (quite difficult to find by the way...)
I was given this lens not long ago, shutter did not work and the owner wasn't bothered to ask for a repair quotation.
The quotation ended up at 190€ and I started thinking it was not worth the money to do it. Thanks to philosomatographer and his photos I now think quite the opposite and cannot wait to have it repaired ! (on top of that it looks brand new...)
So thanks a LOT for the time you took to give your impressions and the wonderful photos you shared.
Benoit - France.