Quote Originally Posted by FilmOnly View Post

I would be interested to know how the 50/1.4 S tests on correctly functioning equipment. The brownish tint of the lens gives me pause.
For the tint of your lens, others have noted this also. One of the recommended cures is to place the lens without caps on a window sill in a south facing window for a few days (a week?) where sunlight can shine through the lens, and the coloration seems to go away. This also aflicted a couple of my Minolta AUTO ROKKOR-PF 1:1.4 f=58mm lenses. Some Asahi-Pentax Takumar lenses also show this effect.