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


Legal process is what allowed them to drop the Opton prefix.  A western 
court's judgement that declared the Oberkochen company as the legal owner 
of the Carl Zeiss trademark in the non-Warsaw Pact countries removed the 
need for the Opton nomenclature.  Nothing else.


At 08:29 PM 5/2/2003 +0200, you wrote:

>It was not suggested that the lower level QC/larger quality spread had
>anything to do with changing assembly line, or control meassures.
>Maybe a "fresh wind" blowing through the Oberkochen company, responsible for
>the boost in convidence that made them drop the "Opton" prefix and claim to
>be The One And Only "Zeiss" (no more, no less), also affected how people "on
>the line" approached their daily tasks?
>Anyway, in the case of Tessars made for Hasselblad, the change from
>"Zeiss-Opton" to "Zeiss" Tessar was accompanied with a change in mount. Do
>you know if that is the only difference?

Best Regards,

David Seifert