Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/10/07

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Subject: [Leica] Zeiss Normal 50mm f/2 Planar T* ZM
From: mark at (Mark Rabiner)
Date: Wed, 07 Oct 2009 16:27:15 -0400

> Kyocera also made the excellent 80~200 Vario Elmar R lens for Leica.  
> Nothing
> wrong with Kyocera lenses, except they are now out of the business.  
> However,
> I never thought much of the construction as far a ruggedness of their 
> Contax
> Zeiss offerings. 
> Gene

Kyocera made have made glass with specs to compete with Canon and Nikon
which said "Carl Zeiss Germany" on the front rim  but they looked cheap from
the other side of the room. And up close too. They looked and felt just like
Tamron lenses from the 70's.
A Soligar maybe.

For the same money A Canon or Nikon or Pentax even had twice the feel and
They did cost a  bit more than Canon or Nikon too.

Mark William Rabiner

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