Nikkor AI-S 50 1.2 backlash

Started Feb 22, 2010 | Discussions thread
pluton Senior Member • Posts: 2,958
Re: Nikkor AI-S 50 1.2 backlash

intruder61 wrote:

lol...... "used cheap japanese lens"
you just fly in from mars?

Compared to a typical Leica-R lens of the same vintage, most Nikon Ai(s) lenses are mechanically compromised to save money. Typically, Nikon uses similar metals(Al alloy) for the mating helicoid threads, which, if the lens isn't kept well-greased, causes the helicoid to self-destruct with use. In that sense, it's cheaply made.

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