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>Does anyone have contemoporary experience of using this m lens. I am considering buying one for $275. What is the clarity of the lens like/ resloution etc. Will it work on a M^. Thanks > I have one and use it often. In the beggining, I was a bit afraid of the results I got on the slide tests I made: it flares a bit and vignettes a bit. Vignetting is essentialy noticeable in underexposure (of course). It was never offending (unless in tests...). Flare is a bit more problematic: the dedicated hood helps a lot. Regarding sahrpness, resolution, distortion, etc., I am very happy with it. I use it all the time on a M3 and like it, although I miss the 35mm viewfinder lines (SIGH!). I considered saving some money to buy a Summicron but not anymore. I really like my Summaron! BTW, thanks for everyone that suggested that I should use it instead of buying a Summicron. Hope that it helps.