Why do older camera lenses have faster F-stops?

Started Apr 14, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Why do older camera lenses have faster F-stops?
In reply to vjk2, Apr 14, 2013

Faster lenses were more important back "then" because it was exceedingly difficult to take high ISO, low noise photos, so those additional F stops really made a difference.

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