[rollei_list] Re: 2.8 80mm Opton-Tessar

Peter, before to write a message, please read who
wrote and mentioned the 5,000 lenses for the first
time, it's seems you again are not following the
complete thread.- 

All the best
Carlos
 --- "Peter K." <peterk727@xxxxxxxxx> escribió:

> Carlos,
> I think this is more a speculation on your part
> rather than a fact. The
> 1930s in Germany were a very depressed period.
> Unless F&H had a lot of
> excess capital I find this ordering 5,000 lenses
> unusual.
> 
> Peter K
> 
> 
> On 11/15/06, Carlos Manuel Freaza
> <cmfreaza@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> > Marc, you wrote: "...I have no explanation for the
> > existence of the Prewar 2.8/8cm CZJ Tessars --
> > the first Rolleiflex batch was of only 2 lenses
> > and was completed on 2 FEB 1938;  the other
> > Rolleiflex batches date from the first half of
> > 1939...." and now you ask  "Why would F&H order
> 5,000
> > lenses which didn't  meet their needs?"
> >
> > My answer was and is that Rollei used the two 1938
> > lenses to develop the 1939 2.8 prototype, and
> Rollei
> > needed the lenses for the camera series
> production,
> > the 1939 prototype was ready for production and
> that
> > was the reason to buy the lenses on 1939, Rollei
> > needed the lenses but due to the war Rollei
> couldn't
> > obtain the tooling to manufacture the camera for
> the
> > market. The 1939 prototype and that Rollei had
> > projected to manufacture the prototype for the
> market
> > on 1939 are facts, the 1939 lenses batch bought
> from
> > Zeiss for this camera production is my conclusion,
> > and according Prochnow the lens was recomputed to
> meet
> > F&H quality needs and then Prochnow has to do
> too.-
> >
> > All the best
> > Carlos
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > --- Marc James Small <marcsmall@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> > escribió:
> >
> > > Why would F&H order 5,000 lenses which didn't
> > > meet their needs?  I doubt that this was the
> > > case.  My suggestion -- that F&H found the 1936
> > > tweaking of the 1931 design for Zeiss Ikon
> > > acceptable -- makes sense.  F&H was a company
> and
> > > had to make a profit, something they neglected
> in
> > > the later 1960's to their dismay.
> > >
> > > Marc
> > >
> > > msmall@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> > > Cha robh bàs fir gun ghràs fir!
> > >
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