Anyone been following this article/thread on Oly?

Started Feb 15, 2011 | Discussions thread
deleted_081301 Senior Member • Posts: 1,862
Re: Olympus imaging is hardly a failure

CONTAX -- A tiny player who perished when people stopped buying their wares. Cameras are huge capitol investment, you need lots of buyers to get ROI, or you end up like Olympus. But the parent company, Kyocera, is still going strong and doing well without having to worry about cameras any longer. Carl Zeiss is also doing quite well for themselves.

basically they gambled it all on the Contax N which failed hugely, Contax went into receivership and this wonderful maker was gone forever

I think you will find Contax stopped making Cameras about 1972 when Contax farmed out production to rebadged yashicas (later taken over by kyocera)

Kyocera were never Contax's parent company just the contracted manufacturer (like Cosina are today for some Zeiss lenses) Kyocera decided to end their part in the Contract as it was no longer viable .. i think one day soon Zeiss may contract someone else (possible legal things like license agreements stopping then yet) to Make a licensed Contax probhably Cosina

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