Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/08/22

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Subject: Vs: [Leica] Why Minolta?
From: "Raimo Korhonen" <>
Date: Tue, 22 Aug 2000 22:58:00 +0200

Leica uses commercial glass types from all major manufacturers.
All the best!
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Päivä: 22. elokuuta 2000 17:38
Aihe: Re: [Leica] Why Minolta?

>In a message dated 8/22/00 10:21:42 AM Eastern Daylight Time, 
> writes:
><< So- In short.... Minolta probably COULD build a lens of Leica calibre, but
> NO they don't, since it wouldn't be practical for the vast majority of their
> market. >>
>They could, as could many other manufacturers, if they had access to optical 
>materials of the same level of quality as Leitz/Leica.  As I understand it, 
>only a handful of producers of optical glass for photographic use remain in 
>operation.  Perhaps someone has current information to share as to who is 
>capable of producing what.
>Joe Sobel