At 08:46 AM 7/22/2010, Austin Franklin wrote: >Hi Marc, > >I'm hard pressed to believe that all the "Made In Germany" Contax RTS lenses >I've seen over the years are "market test models", unless they made *quite* >a few of them. In the RTS world, the "Made In Germany" versions of the >lenses bring premium. > >You certainly can check eBay to see that quite a significant number of RTS >lenses offered are "Made In Germany".I don't give a flying damn about eBay. I care about what Zeiss published, which is that non-exotic Contax RTS lenses were made at the old Taminon Plant in Kyocera. And Alan Nomano, Kyocera's head of marketing, certainly said that as well.
I was unaware that anyone still bought or used the Contax RTS system. Wonders never cease! When Kyocera dumped it, you couldn't give the gear away.
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