Hmm, so this a hard one to tame. I was going to get a G7 just for this build. My 3 element sure does get hot but its with that standard small focus ring, also its in a small barrel. Good to know to keep it clean and that much heat sure can't be to good for it. Can't say the G2 gets hot as it has a big custom focus knob.Hi GSS,
The g7 is roughly the same as the g2 on my 44 builds as far as the line. I prefer the 3element. I haven't noticed the 3ele getting hot in my builds as I have seen others post. May be a matter of how clean it is. I do occasionally put a g2 in mine for up close (6") burning as it is noticeably stronger. Debris has burned into a 3ele lens I had so keep them clean
I should try a variety of 3 elements. Whats the best dot youv'e gotten with a 3 element at 6 ft.?