Furthermore we slightly changed the design of the lens. The later versions of the Biotar had a somewhat different look and we wanted to come closer to the early versions with a straighter silhouette than the later ones. The goal was not to create a “looks like a famous vintage lens” but to follow the legendary imaging abilities of the Biotar and gently change the mechanical design of the lens and reach a more modern but still classic design that pays respect to this legend. We would call this conservative modernization – keeping what is best but improving where we think things could be improved.