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I had the chance to handle the Ikon and lenses this weekend. I wasn't impressed with the body, seemed more like an R2 then a Leica, but the lenses were something to behold. Most noticeable were the aperture which were in thirds from f/2-f/22. The Hassy reps said they were going to be 40% Leica prices. I can't see the body being too much of a treat to leica, but the lenses are another story, they are likely to be the bread winners for the family. Chris Saganich -----Original Message----- From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Mikiro Mori Sent: Saturday, October 23, 2004 9:38 PM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: [Leica] Interview on Zeiss Ikon Hi, all. I read with interest an interview article in the latest issue of Nihon Camera. Mr. Cornelius Muller from Carl Zeiss answers questions from two pro photographers. Here I pick of some of the Q&As. -- Q: What is the background of developing new cameras? A: It is to revive the tradition of manufacturing high quality cameras that Zeiss Ikon had made for a long time. Q: Why have you developed rangefinder cameras? A: Not only because we want to revive old Contax but also because we can make something technologically superior to Leica. Q: What are the aspects where Zeiss Ikon surpasses other cameras? A: The body and lenses. First, long baselength of the rangefinder. Second, fine and smooth coupling between lens focusing and rangefinder. The lenses are optimally designed for rangefinder cameras. They show very little focusing shift and are resistant to aberrant and against light. We put our technology for cine-camera lenses. Q: Are you planning a digital camera based on this camera? A: Not for the moment. But we do not deny that it is a possibility. Q: What do you think about digital cameras such as R-D1? A: We welcome an increase in similar cameras. It increases chances of Zeiss lenses being used. -- Zeiss have so much confidence. Stand up, Leica. P.S. The article also says that Zeiss will set a price of Zeiss Ikon at around 60% of Leica M. MIKIRO Japan Le nouveau Yahoo! Messenger est arriv? ! D?couvrez toutes les nouveaut?s pour dialoguer instantan?ment avec vos amis. A t?l?charger gratuitement sur http://fr.messenger.yahoo.com _______________________________________________ Leica Users Group. See http://leica-users.org/mailman/listinfo/lug for more information ===================================================================== Please note that this e-mail and any files transmitted with it may be privileged, confidential, and protected from disclosure under applicable law. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, or an employee or agent responsible for delivering this message to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any reading, dissemination, distribution, copying, or other use of this communication or any of its attachments is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify the sender immediately by replying to this message and deleting this message, any attachments, and all copies and backups from your computer.