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Started Feb 17, 2007 | Discussions thread
T'Pol Contributing Member • Posts: 559
Another history lesson, Pete:

T3 wrote:

Probably the more
likely reason is that Canon developed the process to grow the
fluorite crystals, and Nikon didn't.

You may be surprised to learn, Pete, that Nikon have been using fluorite since the 1960s in their microscopes and the odd micro[macro] lens. Once they developed ED glass in the 70s, they discontinued the use of Fluorite in all but microscopy where it is still used to this day, produced [grown] in-house at Nikon's fluorite facility.

Clearly then, Nikon have had the ability and technology to produce fluorite lenses for over 40 years. They just choose not to use them in their long teles due to fluorite's widely known drawbacks of being susceptible to higher thermal changes in it's refractive index [hence the white lenses], thermal and physical shock. Whether or not these drawbacks often present themselves in ordinary lens use is moot. They exist, and companies have to assess these drawbacks on their merits. Nikon choose to avoid fluorite in camera lenses, Canon choose to embrace it.

I wonder what drawbacks Canon see in providing modern battery technology to the 1-series? Or adding GPS support to the 1-series/xxD series?

Once again you've tried to declare that Nikon do something because they can't do what Canon does, rather than because it's just better if they hadn't. And once more, you've been shown to be talking from where the sun don't shine.

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