Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/12/09

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Subject: [Leica] RE: Leica R lenses
From: Jim Brick <>
Date: Sun, 09 Dec 2001 15:27:40 -0800
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Via Erwin: Paraphrased: The new 15/2.8 is a Schneider lens re-designed 
(tweaked) by Leica to Leica specs, thus giving a Leica footprint.


At 01:05 PM 12/8/2001 -0800, Jay Coleman wrote:
>Only a few lenses are not "made" by Leica:  the 28-70, made and designed by
>Sigma, the 35-70/4 and 80-200/4 made by Kyocera (or Panasonic, I'm not sure)
>but designed by Leica, and the 28 PC and new 15/2.8 designed by and I
>believe made by Schneider, which is not a bad thing.  The 24/2.8 is based on
>a Minolta design and Minolta may manufacture lens element but it is made by
>Leica.  The remaining lenses in the line-up are both designed and made by
>Corrections welcome.
>Jay Coleman

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