Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/05/28

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Subject: re: [Leica] ANGENIEUX = TOKINA (off topic)
From: Eric Welch <>
Date: Thu, 28 May 1998 17:24:02 -0500

At 12:10 PM 5/28/98 -0500, you wrote:

>The story I've heard -- and I wouldn't stake my life on its validity -- is
>that Tokina designed the 28-70 f/2.8 and either licensed or sold the design
>to Angenieux. When Angenieux discontinued the lens, Tokina took or bought

That is backwards. Angineaux designed the 28-80 2.6-3....whatever the
aperture is at the long end, and when Angineaux closed their doors to 35mm
lens manufacture, they sold the tools to Tokina. And that would seem to be
the case, since the Tokina lens didn't exist until Angineaux was out of
- --

Eric Welch
St. Joseph, MO
We are born naked, wet and hungry. Then things get worse.