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Re: [Rollei] Rollei 35

At 03:09 2/4/02, Marc James Small wrote:
>Thanks, John.  "Tessar", however, comes from the Greek "tessaros", for
>'four', as in four elements in three groups.  And the basic Zeiss patent
>dates from 1902, and expired in 1922.  The Zeiss trademark, of course, goes

True, but "Tessar" is its formal "given name" by Carl Zeiss, similar to the 
"Triotar" name applied to their Cooke triplet design.  The name I referred 
to is the "Adlerauge" [sp ??] nickname it was given after users discovered 
what a truly fine lens it is.

- -- John