Originally Posted by IEDEI
i was thinking of buying this lens....but am honestly not finding it worth the trouble with all these stories of white spots, haze, etc......especially with so many other non-issue lenses around!
I partly agree with you, except last year I found one without spots for about 450 euros. Not cheap but not too bad either. And I gotta say it is my favorite 28mm lens (I also own the 28mm Summicron, and had the CV 28/1.9 and CV 28/2.0 before).
The 28mm M-Rokkor simply has a lovely mix of sharpness, medium contrast, good bokeh, and small size. And not expensive compared to my Summicron.
Last year I did a side-by-side comparison for my own curiousity between the rokkor and the summicron, and the results surprised me alot. The rokkor held it's own sharpness-wise, vignetted less, and actually has more pleasing bokeh (to me) than the Summicron.
So I guess this is why people put the effort into cleaning thes lenses up.
Once I can afford a camera such as the Sony NEX-6, it with the 28mm Rokkor will be my main take everywhere, all-around combo.