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Who's konws the leica lens(current) make in Japan really ?
-- Itvarakorn Montri (email@example.com), March 06, 2001
I'm not sure I understand your question... Are you trying to ask (1) if the Leica company manufactures any of its lenses in Japan, or (2) about lenses manufactured by other companies in Japan that will fit the Leica?
-- Jack Flesher (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 06, 2001.
As far as I know, none of the Leica badged M lenses have ever been made in Japan. Some of the zooms for the R cameras have been made by Sigma and Minolta, and I think the Sigma made 28 to 70 zoom is the only current lens made in Japan, but I'm not 100% sure of this. I'm curious as to why you want to know this information?
-- Andrew Schank (email@example.com), March 06, 2001.
The 35-70/4.0 is made by Kyocera, I believe.
-- Maestro Logos (Maestro_Logos@mac.com), March 06, 2001.
I think both the 35-70/4 and 80-200/4 are made in part by Kyocera, but both are finally assembled in Germany. I believe the 28-70 is made by Sigma and is the only current lens manufactured in Japan. I'm not going to bet any money or equipment on this though.
-- Ken Shipman (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 06, 2001.
The R 16mm fisheye is a minolta made in Japan.
-- Matthew Pulzer (email@example.com), March 06, 2001.
The TAMRON Adapt-all lenses are made in Japan, and I have two a28~70 and a 70~210 that I use with a Leica Adapt-all Adapter, and use them on my R-
-- Richard Dean Williams (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 26, 2001.
Richard, is there any infrared marker on your Tamron zoom lens for R?
-- martin tai (email@example.com), May 27, 2001.
I understand that the 24/2.8 Elmarit-R is made in Japan. Some Leica users regard it as an old design that is overdue for an upgrade.
-- Ray Moth (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 07, 2001.