Many thanks folks, for your prompt reply! And my apologies... I just noticed I had misspelled Voigtlander! Glad to hear this lens is nice and sharp when stopped down. Now, can anyone possibly steer me in the direction of filters, a lens hood, possibly even a shoe-mount rangefinder? I've been searching online and got a shock at the prices for a hood. Will any run-of-the-mill 32mm hood work on this, provided it's a push-on type? How about filters... as long as they're push-on, will they work? Sorry for my lack of Perkeo know-how, as this is all so new to me!