Finish is very good-- except for small scratch on front of barrel (see photo) from clamp on lens hood, and some minor defects from use elsewhere on black finish. Some dust/micro particles are visible on internal mount rims from front, some visible between elements from rear. From my experience, these should not affect sharpness. Blades are clean and function perfectly, and focusing is smooth. Original owner was an artist friend for over 30 years, and rarely used his photo equipment. Included are front and rear caps, HK-2 hood, and like-new Nikon 52mm L37C filter. Magazine tests and other online sources identify this lens as exceptionally sharp.