I like classic, older cameras and I like building up a kit that is as 'accurate' as possible when it comes to body, lens, shade, etc. I just recently bought a Canon VT deluxe (photos here and with it a Canon 50/1.8 lens. First impressions are 'holy cow!'Love the viewfinder - switching from 35-50-RF(not sure what RF does yet) is amazing and the rangefinder is accurate and BRIGHT and CONTRASTY. Hmmm..not sure I should say this so close to my M3 but so far it is at least as good as the M3 in that respect. Awesome. Can't wait to take it out this weekend. Not having used classic Canon cameras before I got some questions that a) are bound to be annoying to people who think caring about your camera is ridiculous and all you should do is pick up a digital camera and take a thousand shots a day - and b) may be very Canon- newbie quesions. Still hoping that some kind soul out there will be able to help me 1. My current 50/1.8 - shade The kit I bought came with a lens shade but not the one that goes with this lens. It came with a "Canon series VI" lens hood for 50/1.9 or 35/3.5. The shade is metal and in as-new condition. What's the 'correct' shade for the 1.8 lens? 40mm shade? What does "Series VI" refer to and what other series are there? 2. Recommendation for a 35 and faster 50mm lens What contemporary - to my body from 1957 - 35mm and faster-than-1.8 50mm Canon lenses are there that I should be looking for? How is the 50/1.2 from that era? Serial number ranges to keep in mind for either lens would be greatly appreciated. Are these lenses refered to as "S Mount" lenses? Serenar vs Canon? I like to have fun using my cameras as well as challenging myself to build kits like that. So sue me 3. Using external finder The kit came with a 50mm Lumi-View finder. Would be interested to hear from anyone here who is using a camera like this what your thoughts are on using the built in finder vs external ones for various focal lengths. 4. Manual Does anyone know where I could find a scanned instructions manual? Thanks in advance.