Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1997/03/28

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Subject: Re: Japanese and optical glass
From: Marc James Small <>
Date: Fri, 28 Mar 1997 23:52:36 -0500

At 01:24 PM 3/28/97 -0800, RJF wrote:
>One fact which has been ignored so far in this thread is that HOYA is a
>major supplier of raw optical glass to Leica Camera AG! Marc James Small
>is probably using Japanese glass every day without even realizing it.

Nope.  Safe on that one for several points.  First, these are lens blanks,
not raw glass.  Second, these are for R lenses and I shoot M.  Third, none
of my lenses are that new and the ones that are are Canadian.


Marc James Small
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