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Re: [Rollei] Why the 6-element lens for 3.5Fs
- Subject: Re: [Rollei] Why the 6-element lens for 3.5Fs
- From: Marc James Small <msmall >
- Date: Thu, 01 May 2003 22:55:53 -0400
- References: <5C7752CCB00C3A47A70D5C4204A360B2554A55 >
At 12:39 AM 5/2/03 +0200, Q.G. de Bakker wrote:
>In a conversation off-list i was told that the early (1951-1953)
>"Zeiss-Opton Tessars", contrary to later (post October 1953) "Zeiss
>Tessars", had very poor QC and quite inconsistent quality. They could be
>quite good. They could be quite bad.
That is bunk, as the assembly lines and control measures were identical.
The switchover was done over a matter of months and simply reflected a
changed engraving in the nummernschild. I own a number of Zeiss-Opton and
early Carl Zeiss lenses and have never seen a bit of difference in their
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