When Pentax announced and advertised the virtues of multicoating, Nikon issued a statement saying they had been doing it for years, as it was necessary for some complex lens formulations. ________________________________ From: Eric Welch <ericwelch@xxxxxx> To: nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Sun, November 21, 2010 1:41:34 AM Subject: [nikonf4] Re: SMC Takumar Actually, multicoating was invented in 1938 at GE, but not widely used until the 70s. But was it Pentax? Or Zeiss? Or both? http://gabriel.mp3-tech.org/blog/index.php?entry=entry090203-153355 On Nov 20, 2010, at 6:33 PM, Koichi Mac wrote: Huh! That information is from the very company that invented multi-coating in 1970. Am sure they saw other vendors catching up and forgot to fine-tune the finesse part of multi-coating afterwards.:-D Eric There are 2 theories to arguing with a woman... neither works. - Will Rogers.