Have we got the technology to produce plastic to the level of glass now.
Obviously anything plastic a few years ago was considered junk. I'm wondering if we have reached a stage where plastic can come close to the quality of glass. Both are man made manufactured products and what is to say that at least one day plastic could not replace glass.
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The limiting factor of a given system isn't always the lens, and to equip the sytem with a higher quality lens than the system is capable of utilising would only serve to make the system more expensive while adding nothing to the quality of the final product.
I agree that the lens is probably the equal of the film. What really bothers me is that the camera is labeled professional. I doubt there are many 'Pros' who would use this thing. Meanwhile, some sucker who loved his dad's Polaroid folder is going to buy this and be very disappointed/mis-lead.
I get some beautiful polaroids from P/N 55. Quality I am hard pressed to believe could be equalled with a plastic lens. I have an old polaroid folder that gives great images -- I suspect much better than this camera. They have the goods to build a true pro camera, but I suspect they figure producing a consumer camera and calling it Professional is more profitable.
It isn't worth getting upset over. It is just annoying.