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The new Contax line was made by Kyocera ( Yashica ). There is a marketing and production agreement between Zeiss and Yashica that goes back a long time. The article posted by Zeiss is very interesting. Only in 1 place do they refer to the manufacturing point being Oberkochen, Germany ( 85 and 15mm Lenses). No comment about the others or other place(s) or manufacture. Could be Japan, could be Portugal, could be Canada, could be Solms, could be Paris, could be Korea, could be China. Second..... if you superimpose the Zeiss M over a Leica M7, you can see one camera with minor cosmetic differences but a significant amount of similarities. What is the bet that a Zeiss M is a Leica M7 that has been through the "Configurator"? Is it possible that Leica has rebranded the M7 as a Zeiss camera? Return to this station for more of the bizarre in the "what camera is that one?" rumor mill. Frank Filippone firstname.lastname@example.org By the way is this " New Zeiss Ikon " a partial result of the G Contax line fizzing out? It seems to me like it's fizzed out. Has it?