Found a very mint copy and just had to try it. Have been wanting a "normal" F/L since selling my Fuji 35 f2, and the Zeiss 32 f1.8 looked real nice. Well......it is extremely nice! The feeling with the rubber covered controls is very positive and smoooooth! The build quality appears outstanding in every detail. The hood fits well, and is deep and very protective. I doubt a lens cap would be needed except in a dusty windstorm. Initial pics show no noticeable corner or edge softness at any aperture. There may be some if you're shooting brick walls, but I don't do that, nor do I care. This lens seems to render very nicely for the type of shooting I do, thank you! More testing to follow.