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Zeiss is probably just happy to have survived the Contax closing :) They seem to be happy putting Zeiss glass on Minolta/Konica/Sony bodies. And soon FF 24mp Sony bodies. http://masterchong.com/v2/sony-alpha/pie02008-sony-showcased-sony-alpha-dslr-a900.html I've inquired about Zeiss glass for my eyeglasses before and the look is always "you want to spend that much?" Chris ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jeffery Smith" Subject: Re: [Leica] Another ZM lens on the horizon > I'm completely aware that Zeiss is designing them. My point was that > Cosina changed their lens' appearance, from the earlier ones, and > Zeiss is using that newer appearance (first seen when the VC 35/2.5 > and 40/1.4 M lenses came out), so now we have Cosina lenses that > identical to Zeiss lenses, at least in appearance. I'm surprised that > Zeiss is "okay" with that, since they *are* Zeiss designed lenses. It > is not the same thing as an Isuzu Rodeo being rebranded as a Honda > SUV...the two are identical except for the names. If Cosina is making > their own lenses with Zeiss advice, then I'm surprised that Cosina is > okay with that. Zeiss is obviously getting a chunk of the profits for > its "advice". I don't care what the "brand" is, to be honest. Most of > my colleagues who aren't shooters have heard of Canon, Nikon, and > Minolta. I walked into a reception at the college with a Contax, and > nobody had ever heard of that.