Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/03/25[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
At 08:39 AM 3/25/2008, Marty Deveney wrote: > >Let’s not forget that Zeiss has a long history of out-sourcing >lens manufacture and components. Voigtl?nder, Bausch & Lomb, Ross, >Koristka, Krauss, Kodak and Schneider Kreuznak have all made lenses >and lens components for Zeiss. Well, not so fast there, big guy! B&L and Krauss held national Zeiss agencies and both acquired Zeiss property rights during the First World War. JSK provided a small number of lenses not to Zeiss itself but to the parallel Zeiss Ikon company, and that only between 1947 and 1950. Rodenstock and Voigtl?nder and ISCO and Steinheil all provided lenses to Zeiss Ikon, again, not to Zeiss, which were badged with names such as Pantar and Dominar. I am not aware that any of the firms you list ever made lenses directly for Carl Zeiss Jena or for Zeiss-Opton/Carl Zeiss or provided those cncerns with any lens elements on a regular basis. Of course, the three Contax IV camera bodies produced as test models in the middle 1960's were equipped with Voigtl?nder Nokton lenses but, again, this was a Zeiss Ikon project and, in any event, Voigtl?nder und Sohne by then was owned by the same charitable foundation which also owned Zeiss Ikon and Carl Zeiss. Marc firstname.lastname@example.org Cha robh b?s fir gun ghr?s fir!