Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/05/13

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Re: RE: Konica fiction
From: "Dr. Joseph Yao" <>
Date: Mon, 14 May 2001 01:22:34 +0800

on 13/5/01 11:14 pm, Marc James Small at wrote:

> At 08:34 AM 5/13/2001 +0800, apbbeijing wrote:
>> This is as relevant as asking how long Leica has been producing zoom lenses:
>> not very long but they still manage to make some pretty decent ones despite
>> the abhorrence of the things to certain members of the Leitz family which
>> prevented them being produced by Leica until that part of the heritage was
>> out of the way.
> Adrian
> I've never heard this and it conflicts with other evidence I have.  Could I
> ask you for a source that "certain members of the Leitz family" disliked
> zoom lenses?
> Marc

If my memory serves me well, this is what my father heard from Dr. Walter
Mandler during his visit to Leitz Midlands in the early '80s.


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