Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/11/27

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Subject: Re: [Leica] 80-200/4
From: Marc James Small <>
Date: Sat, 27 Nov 1999 11:20:06 -0500

At 09:33 AM 11/27/1999 +0000, Mike Johnston wrote:
>I believe the Leica-R 80-200 is made for Leica by Kyocera, who make many
>of the Contax lenses for Zeiss. If the 80-200/4-R has any kinship to the
>80-200/4 Contax lens, it ought to be very usable. 

In both cases, the lenses are German designed and only constructed by
Kyocera to German standards and QC/QA.  There is no direct connexion
between the designs of the two lenses, save that the current chief of
design at Leica is a former Zeiss employee.

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