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Re: [Rollei] Why the 6-element lens for 3.5Fs

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From: "Dale Dickerson" <vze2g2z8  >
To: <rollei  
Sent: Wednesday, April 30, 2003 10:57 AM
Subject: Re: [Rollei] Why the 6-element lens for 3.5Fs

> Could it be that SK came out of WWII more whole?  Zeiss
high ups were
> west and most workers east, Zeiss was having troubles
getting things
> back up to standards, it does take time build up the skill
of new
> workers?  Then again maybe the SK design while close to
the Zeiss
> desings was a bit easier to produce?
> Dale
> Jay Kumarasamy wrote:
  Along the same line its interesting that the quality of
Schneider lenses changed completely after WW-2. Before the
war Schneider was known as an economy brand with
considerable problems with quality control. Few of their
designs were original, most knock-offs of lenses whose
patents had expired.
  Following the war Schneider became a very high quality
brand with application of air spaced elements in coated
lenses and very good QC. There is a vast difference between
post war lenses like the Xenotar and Componon and the
pre-war stuff.
  Whatever happened there was all to the good while Zeiss
was a shambles for some time.

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Richard Knoppow
Los Angeles, CA, USA