A photo website has recently said of Nikon gear - "Medium quality. Most gear is made wherever it's cheapest, like China or elsewhere. Almost everything is made of plastic."
So I wondered what others felt - who have actually used them (leaving aside the issues of jobs off-shoring and supporting communist regimes - the topic for a political forum rather than a photo forum).
Is plastic brittle / likely to succumb to UV and become brittle - or are modern plastics every bit as strong as metal and as long-lasting - and with a 10 year lifespan does it matter?
Is metal a better material or does it suffer permanent deformation when hit whilst plastic springs back to shape?
Does the lighter weight of plastic lend itself to steadier photos?
Does it not matter so long as the glass is good?
Would love to hear the thoughts of others . . . those 1.8 lenses are so appealing!