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  1. #21

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    ...And I can appreciate the quality of hand-worked precision-made equipment (I own Leicas myself). But I also appreciate Canon and Nikon (as well as Glock and Walther) machine-built plastic parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Zentena View Post
    But it costs money to build a factory/machine to automate production to. For low volume production it might be cheaper to hand make something.
    Dear Nick,

    Eminently true. Except that hand-lapping can't be mechanized, though Leica is doing research into how to mechanize it. (So is Zeiss, probably, but I forgot to ask them).

    Hand building also makes it a LOT easier to do 100% quality control, at every stage, instead of batch testing, and this is a significantly bigger factor in the price of top-flight equipment than the labour involved in building it.

    Also, the market for the best possible, at any price, has always been small. In one sense, a robot-built Ford is a better car than a hand-built Bristol or Ferrari, where a lot of the bits are selectively assembled or 'eased to fit' (not the engines, so much as the bodies). But which would you rather have?

    Cheers,

    Roger

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    I might be slow to understand the article, but can someone here explain how the writers of the article connect the sales of non-digital SLR lenses to a recurrance of film in Japan? As far as I know, Nikon and Canon's non-digital SLR lenses can be used for their digital counterparts.

    I'm all for a film comeback, but somehow the article doesn't make much sense in how the two things are connected.

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    I just love these articles. S much for the film is dying group.

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