Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/10/25

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Subject: [Leica] Interview on Zeiss Ikon
From: leicanikon at (Stephen Gandy)
Date: Mon Oct 25 09:31:29 2004
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it is my understanding that the patent on the Nikon manual focus lenses has 

I had about six discussions with CEO Cohn over four years on this topic.  He 
told me Leica rejected the idea.


Douglas Herr wrote:

> "B. D. Colen" <> wrote:
> > I wonder if it even crossed their minds to work with Nikon and/or
> > Canon to offer autofocus Leica lenses for the EOS and F Nikon lines.
> According to the late Sal DiMarco, not only did Leica think of this, they 
> approached both Nikon and Canon and were rejected by both.  It makes 
> sense... why would Canon or Nikon want competition for their high-end (and 
> high-profit) lenses?
> Doug Herr
> Birdman of Sacramento
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