Nikon AFS lens no longer an investment because of afs lenses breaking?

Started Aug 15, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Nikon AFS lens no longer an investment because of afs lenses breaking?
In reply to Snowy0wl, Aug 16, 2013

"no longer an investment" - you mean they WERE an investment?

slimandy is right - the hardware you buy to pursue photography comes under the heading of tools of the craft, and, as an investment, the best you can hope for is the minimize the loss in value over time.

It stands to reason that a purely manual, mechanically simple AI lens has a better chance of lasting a long time than a more complicated electromechanical AFS device of today. But, given how long ago AI lenses were made, they've already lasted a long time, so a new AFS could have a better life expectancy going forward. Buy stuff that's well made, from a manufacturer you believe makes quality stuff. That's about all you can do.

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