I saw one go up for sale cheap (under $100) and had to snap it up. It's got minor haze, which I couldn't even see at first. But if I hold the lens in daylight I can see a little behind the front element. I took it with me today on a nice long mountain bike ride and good a few shots that confirm my suspicion that the haze doesn't seem to have much effect. I'm thinking it might make more flare if shooting into light, but I saw no artifacts during some standard shooting today. Yay! . . . . . . . It seems to do ok with landscapes too!