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

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Subject: [Leica] Interview on Zeiss Ikon
From: telyt at (Douglas Herr)
Date: Mon Oct 25 09:53:11 2004

"B. D. Colen" <> wrote:

> Doesn't make all that much sense, Doug - After all, virtually every
> independent lens manufacturer makes numerous lenses in manual and
> autofocus in Canon and Nikon mounts - Sigma and Tameron come immediately
> to mind.

Don't forget that Sigma, Tamron, et al don't have the cooperation of Canon 
or Nikon.  They've reverse-engineered the electronics resulting on 
electronic incompatabilities when Canon (known examples) decides to 
implement a previosly-hidden bit of programming that the independant lens 
makers didn't find.  Who wants to buy a very expensive lens that can be made 
inoperative at the whim of the camera maker?

Doug Herr
Birdman of Sacramento