Multicoating was a great advance that allowed the design of multiple element
zooms lens. Many zooms have over 10 elements and with each surface causing
some loss of contrast, the accumulated effect would have yielded an unusable
zoom lens. However, with a simple prime lens and smaller apertures, the
necessity of multicoating is much less important. I would venture to state
that with your lens a proper hood is much more important than the use or not
As you stated "The[y] seem to work just fine."
<< How important is multicoating for an average hobbiest like myself? I have 3
zuiko lenes, a 28/3.5, 50/1.8, and 135/3.5, none of which appear to be
multicoated. They all have only two colors (blue and yellowish) reflected
in their glass. The seem to work just fine. Should I pursue MC lenses as
replacements for some of them?
Be seeing you.
Dirk Wright >>
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