Generic Lens Discussion

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grsnovi
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Generic Lens Discussion
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I'm re-reading Artur Landt's Lenses for 35mm Photography and it has me wondering about things...

  1. Are today's "kit" lenses better than a kit lens from 50 years ago?
  2. Are "kit" lenses (in general) always of an inferior quality?
  3. Are the lens coatings of today better at dealing with aberrations than coatings from 50 years ago?
  4. Is the composition of optical glass better today than it was 50 years ago?
  5. Are the computer software tools used today producing better lens systems than were produced 50 years ago?

I'd be interested in opinions from (anyone) but more so from folks here who may know better than just someone off he street.

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