View Full Version : Farewell, Contax?
I saw a link on photonet.com about Zeiss stepping in to make sure the Contax name does not disappear. Unfortunately the link didn't work, so I could not read the story.
This one? http://luminous-landscape.com/pdf/Contax.pdf
Reported March 17 on Luminous-landscape.com "what's new"...
March 17, 2005
A few weeks ago, due to either the incompetence or maliciousness of a Contax Europe employee, it was widely reported that Kyocera / Contax was getting out of the camera and lens business. This was only partially true.
While Kyocera has indeed decided to terminate its film and digital business under that name, Contax brand cameras and lenses are definitely not discontinued. A release on this was issued this week by ToCAD, the new American Contax distributor. The Contax 645 line (which is what most pros care about) is alive and well. And so that you know this time that its official, a PDF of an announcement to this effect for Contax dealers is available for download.
What worries me is that it does not specifically say that the Contax G will continue to be manufactured.
A major camera dealer here has all Contax Models rebated as discontinued. Go figure.
Demo G1 for 275 Euro, demo 645 kit for 2095, demo N1 kit with 24-85 and 75-300 for 2298. I must resist ....
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