hi shane,

i realized today i had left out some info: the lens hood is bayonet and there is a 67mm thread on the lens...

mebbe it takes a series vi or vii drop in-behind-the hood sort of deal. i called keh and the person i spoke with had not heard about any filter-hood fitting problems...

i'll continue casting about on the 'net and see what i can find out.

i did a visual walk about on http://shane2758.fotopic.net/ and http://shane2758.fotopic.net/...and WOW!!!...what terrific landscape gems i found...and your pinhole images have me considering a try at pinhole photography. thank you for the links...i bookmarked 'em.

thanks again,
sg aka smiling gecko aka kenneth

thanks for you response