Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/03/25

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Subject: [Leica] Re:Another ZM lens on the horizon
From: don.dory at (Don Dory)
Date: Tue Mar 25 06:09:06 2008
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With your eyeglasses the answer is yes.  I have had a pair of bifocals in
Zeiss glass for four years now and the lenses are still great.  I can not
say the same for the frames.

On Mon, Mar 24, 2008 at 4:24 PM, Christopher Williams <> wrote:

> 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.
> 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.
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