A&P Question about quality of glass over the years

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  1. Valence

    Valence Gustav Refugee

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    Seems like glass quality in lens you buy today sucks. I've got an old manual minolta xg-m and a minolta maxxum 7000. Even the maxxum 7000 is old, but the difference is night and day. The xg-m blows away the 7000 hands down in clarity and depth of field. Why is it that glass sucks so much now? Cheaper lens or what?
     
  2. Tomash

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    If you have a cheap (by today's or yesterday's standards) lens, then the glass will most likely suck.
    If you have top-on-the-line hardware, then it'll be good.
     
  3. Cobber

    Cobber Wanna touch my bunny hole?

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    Wow that's deep man
     
  4. Tomash

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    Fuck off.
     
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    the Rosswog OT Supporter

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  6. mojito

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    we're also magnifying the shit out of todays pictures and lookig for imperfections, compared to back then you just were happy with wat you got. Good lenses were also very expensive. Even today anything from zeiss, leica, mamiya, rodenstock, schneider etc are still way up there.


    But today there are more amatuers buying and want cheep stuff. There is good stuff out there, but you pay for it.
     
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    Those are camera bodies, doofus. Thanks for telling us which lenses you're using. :ugh2:
     
  8. Tomash

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    Lenses like Carl Zeiss, Schneider-Kreuznach, Sigma or Leica were, are, and will always be great.
     
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    :nono:
     
  10. sony

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    wtf :rofl:
     

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