On the fence with this whole flare issue? Here is a photo SS found on the web taken by a non-member here. Shows how focal length can ruin even a real deal helmet. The stalk even appears bent. This is a great example that if you go to prove your case on something to make darn sure the photo was shot at a focal length lens setting at 50mm (natural eye setting) if it wasn't there will be distortions no matter how minute. Just thought I would toss this in for some Friday fun stuff. Thanks SS for shooting me the pic too.