I like night photography with in-scene light sources, but that means a constant battle with flare.
It seems a multi-coated 6/2 Dagor would be a best case, but as far as I can tell the Schneider 550 XXL is all there is, and neither my wallet nor my spine are ready for the 20" x 24" experience.
Even using a single cell of a convertible would be fine, I'm O.K. with stopping way down, but, again, the only multi-coated option seems to be well outside my wallet, the Cooke XVA.
Any ideas? (Hopefully staying within shouting distance of $1k.)