cantsin Posted July 21, 2018 Share Posted July 21, 2018 10 minutes ago, mercer said: @cantsin and @BTM_Pix , it was my understanding that they were Minolta designs but Leica built with Leica glass? Probably Minolta-built. There's even a Leica camera (the famous Leica CL) whose successor was a Minolta camera (the CLE), and whose standard lens, the Summicron 40mm/f2, has been available both with Leica and Minolta branding. There are many such cases in past and recent camera history. Out of my head: The Zeiss-designed Pentax lens in the 70s, the Nikon SLR bodies sold as Kodak and Fuji, of course the "Zeiss" branding for Sony lenses and "Leica" branding for Panasonic lenses - one of which actually happens to be designed and built by Sigma. Or the "Pentax" lenses on Samsung bodies that became "Schneider Kreuznach" lenses when Samsung switched branding contracts. ...and there's a good chance that many of these lenses are actually being manufactured by Cosina (which is also the company behind the Voigtländer brand, and which still manufactures an analog SLR that is sold both with Canon and Nikon branding). Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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