As an addendum to our 'Dear Moderator': I have never experienced an inferior Soviet lens.
Perhaps some will assert that that affirmation defines my political ideology but, no, it really defines my ability to assess acutance. I deflect assertions that pre-suppose technical inferiority as an affirming complement to personal political distastes. That applies to both left and right.
In sum, Dear Moderator earned his keep today. - David Lyga