Their flagship-lenses were always manufactered in Wetzlar/Solms since over 160 years. Several new technologies were incorporated over the last decades, especially very complex aspherical designs which are on par with comparable Zeiss-lenses (Zeiss hardly makes any consumer-lenses anymore, most of them are simpler designs for Cosina & Sony).
Definitely not "just another" optic supplier!
They found a new subsidiary and started their site:
I wonder if they want to surpass Master Primes (if that's possible at all!?) or want to jump on the prosumer-35mm-digital-market with higher production numbers? The rendering shows a 40mm T1.4 (the barrel says "Multi Asph" - more than one aspheric surface?) - doesn't sound cheap...
Edited by georg lamshöft, 04 January 2010 - 03:10 PM.