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I've inserted comments as appropriate. In addition, I confess to being alarmed by John Collier's (probably accurate) observation that my two-year-old Tri-E will shortly be devalued by a new and improved one, though I've been very pleased with its performance in a wide range of settings -- none of them dim, of course.///Dick Baznik _______ At 10:24 AM 8/24/00 EDT, Tllomag@aol.com wrote: >Hello All. I have acouple of questions regarding the current Tri-Elmar. First, I don't see it mentioned much on the list and would like to know your opinions on it as a "travel lens", i.e., when traveling light along with a 21mm and a 90mm. It's a great lens for travel or street shooting, with wonderful tones, sharpness, and contrast. The only place I've been seriously inconvenienced by the slow aperture was in a Costa Rican cloud forest. I fell back on my trusty but scruffy pre-ASPH 35 Lux (no flare to speak of there, of course). > I realize that a new one is to be announced in September--smaller and "improved" casing, but same optics, but I can purchase a current new one (Leica demo-1 year Leica-USA warranty)at $1700, which seems like a good deal. Why not wait to see the new one? If it has a more positive detent mechanism for the focal length settings, that might be worth some extra money. > Second, does anyone know if there is a dedicated Leica Lens Hood for this lens? The Tri-E is described as having an integrated shade, which is consistent with the back-and-forth movement of the front lens element as you change focal length. I can't imagine that one could safely mount another hood on the front of the lens without vignetting. I've had no problems with flare or glare, though I am careful about the position of the sun.