Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/01/21

[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]

Subject: [Leica] R-lens origins (was: filter usage + lens tests)
From: Doug Herr <>
Date: Fri, 22 Jan 1999 00:33:13 -0500

On Thu, 21 Jan 1999,  Peter Kotsinadelis wrote:

> The Leica folks have bettered the Miinolta designs in more recent
vintages of lenses. 
and later wrote:

>Minolta is no slouch, they
>make excellent lenses and have very good QC which is why Leica partnered
>with starting in 1971.  This was the year that Leitz officials visited the
>Minolta factory in Japan.  They were impressed with the operation which
>Leitz to seek and established an agreement with Minolta that same year. 


Leitz started selling R-lenses in 1965 or so, 6 years before the Minolta
cooperative agreement.  Are you telling us that even the R-lenses that
pre-date the Minolta agreement are in fact Minolta lenses?  This is absurd.

Doug Herr