Build quality of cameras

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tbcass Forum Pro • Posts: 42,821
Re: My Understanding of QUALITY . . .

BrownieVet wrote:

The precise performance, repeatability, reliability and durability of my Nikon cameras and lens built in the mid-1960d to mid-1980s seem to have fallen by the wayside for post 2000 era products. All my old Nikon SLRs and lenses still perform flawlessly, All my old Nikkor lenses work well on my Nikon DSLRs. Sadly, I have come across many "Gold Ring" Nikkors/Nikons where AF no longer work, were zoom no longer cover the entire FL of the lens, where grinding noise are prevalent.

As an Engineer you must realize that with greater complexity comes a greater chance of problems. Modern cameras are far more complex than the ones we used in the 60s. A camera today can be better built and still be less reliable and not last as long.

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