Quote Originally Posted by PhotoJim View Post
My ML 50/2 and DSB 50/1.9 lenses were terrific so I'm guessing the 50/2 that you describe has taken a fall or something.
I agree. 50 is my favorite focal length and they are some of the cheapest lenses to be found. Over the years I've tried many (Nikon, Contax, Yashica, Leica, Canon, Mamiya, Fujinon, etc). They vary in character (contrast, bokeh, build quality fit and feel) but I've yet to find one that was not tack sharp at least when closed 1 or 2 stops.