Bought from benroy on this forum and used a couple of times, but I shoot a lot of panos and I prefer the convenience of my 55mm and 75mm.

Image quality is great from 45 to 65, fair after that.

The lens looks like new externally, not a single ding.

There are two extremely tiny blemishes on the front lens, visible only at an angle and under the right light (it came like that). These have no impact whatsoever on the excellent image quality of this lens.

FA is convenient, but I rarely used it. However, I have read several times that the FA model has better image quality than the A.

$700 to me (paypal as gift). I pay UPS shipping uninsured to continental U.S.