Ruy Penalva: Zeiss is priced 2 to 3 times over any brand in any product from lens to microscope till lens cleaning microfiber. Zeiss utilize kriptonite cristals to make its lens.
Wow! You have this incredible talent of saying the exact opposite of the verified reality, pretty cool!
So I guess the US must be "the East Block" to you? Because as the news report it, German car sales in the US have been record-high since last year. Here from the Wall Street Journal, if you didn't "like" the previous DW link I sent you, LOL!!http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20120411-704428.html
Meanwhile the german industrials as a whole have, in fact, noticed that their ongoing success, despite whatever crisis, is making a lot of people uncomfortable and jealous, so hey, smile, you're not alone!http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/0,1518,814294,00.html
And again, go buy the Fujinons and be happy. That's what people with a shorter budget have always done, buy the slightly inferior but still good product and save some money, duh...
Oh, I see, the finance guys busy with Greece are responsible for technical innovation. Somebody must have forgotten to tell them and the thriving German industrial sector...
"They are still making cars like this was the 1970s" LOL! I think you mean the US makers there, with their gas gulping cars.
And yeah, those poor German car makers do make me sad, they just can't keep up... with demand that is!http://www.dw.de/dw/article/0,,15873878,00.html
The Fujinons are indeed interesting. You like them better already without any serious testing and comparisons? Well, good for you I guess... so go and buy them.
LOL! Yeah, you're so right! All the action is in Asia (I guess you mean mostly China, since Japan is not doing so flash recently). Let's all congratulate China on it's economic boom, solidly built on good working practices, research, innovation, respect for the intellectual property of others, the environment, good wages, benefits and the high respect for the lives and human rights of it's workers and citizens in general... Let's all join the party!
Seeing who you admire, I now understand your posts much better, thanks.
yeah, such a woeful society where everybody gets medical attention, food and all those crazy communists things, not to mention a society with an industry that exports more that the 5 times more populated and 25 times larger mighty US. Those "poor german employers", make me so sad, sniff... So yeah, I understand your frustration.
Good thing we photographers and scientists don't have to rely on US made cameras, microscopes and other things, because, well, there ain't much...
Researchers who want the best microscopes and can afford them buy Zeiss or Leica. Those with less funds buy the slightly inferior, but still very good Olympus or Nikon.
And btw, you're off topic, this thread is about Zeiss optics.
Ruy, sorry, but not entirely true, at least not for high end microscopes.Confocals, 2-photons and others down the line from Zeiss and Leica are at comparable prices.German-made is probably the term you were looking for... but then those two brands are usually alternating as the top 2 high-end scopes lines, and rightly so.