A-Digital-Eye reports...

Started Dec 17, 2003 | Discussions thread
David Kieltyka
David Kieltyka Veteran Member • Posts: 5,297
The Zeiss thing...

Adam-T wrote:

Just becase the lens has Carl Zeiss Coatings, it doesn't mean that
the Lens was Made by Contax! .. people put too much stock in the
"Zeiss" tag on these Sonys

The 828's lens is made by Kyocera, who also make--under Zeiss supervision--the lenses used on Contax SLRs and the G rangefinder system (as well as the cameras themselves). So it does qualify as "Zeiss." However it is, as you note, a superzoom...and a relatively inexpensive one (by Zeiss standards) at that. So there are compromises. I'm sure Kyocera/Zeiss could design a 7–51mm lens exhibiting less CA...but how many people would want to pay the big bucks for it?


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