Pentax — a Japanese Leica? Not really ...

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Fazal Majid
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Re: Pentax — a Japanese Leica? Not really ...

earful wrote:

Fazal Majid wrote:

A Japanese company, no matter how good their products, would find it hard to have the same cachet as a German one. After all, Contax was the Japanese premium camera maker, with top-notch optics, a well-regarded MF system, and even the first full-frame DSLR (the N Digital). That did not save them either.

i was under the impression canon and nikon are japanese companies.

Yes, and they don't have the prestige of Leica or Zeiss, or Contax for the matter, even if their products are technically just as good or better in many respects.

steephill wrote:

Re: Contax was German! n/t

The original Contax was a brand of Carl Zeiss, but they licensed it to Kyocera (Yashica) in the mid-70s, and all Contax made since then were Japanese.

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