>On Sun, 7 Jun 1998 13:06:54 -0700, Winsor Crosby <wincros@xxxxxxx>
>>>Frank van Lindert <lindertv@xxxxxxx> wisely pointed out:
>>>>I would certainly go for the 3.6 (.......) provided the very special shade
>>>I'll second that. Frank's reminder regarding the shade is very important
>>>with this lens. One doesn't like to point out their mistakes, but I have,
>>>on a very few occasions, not used the shade and the results were noticeably
>>>poor. It is prone to flare without it. It makes more of a difference than
>>>you might think.
>>I am always surprised at a caution like this. Do people actually try to use
>>any lens without a shade?
>They certainly do, Winsor, especially the buyers of used Zuikos that
>come without one!
New Zuikos do not include shades either unless built in. Seems like a shade
is such cheap insurance against flare, especially in the western U.S. where
sunshine is the rule, not the exception. You can't take_all_those shots
with the sun at your back! :-)
Long Beach, California
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