105mm f/2 DC. Love it!

Started Apr 6, 2013 | Discussions thread
nathantw
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Re: 105mm f/2 DC. Love it!
In reply to Bajerunner, Apr 8, 2013

Bajerunner wrote:

One other thing in my humble opinion. Those old lenses were made when more effort and care was spent on materials and manufacture, if anything they may be better material wise i.e. glass, which is what counts, along with manufacturing tolerances.

That was my feeling as well about the older lenses. It felt like more "love" was put into creating and manufacturing the lenses. The lenses were made with aluminum and the aperture actuator had ball bearings in it. I'm sure the plastic that's used today is more durable than aluminum (they're definitely lighter) and whatever they use for the mechanical linkages are just as good. However, the older lenses just felt more substantial.

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