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    Canon MF

    Read that Canon reps at photoexpo are saying that Canon has bought the Contax assembly line along with the zeiss lens to bring out a MF system in the near future. Don't know if it is true or not just something I read.

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    Re: Canon MF

    where did you read this?
    I have always thought that the contax platform was way too nice to actually die out.
    Someone will resurrect it ( I hope )
    so now there is Canon and Nikon MF rumors, I love it
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    Re: Canon MF

    If the price is reasonable, sign me up. If it is another Canon computer rather than a Contax camera, I'm not interested.

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    Re: Canon MF

    Canon's first move will be to make the 35mm f3.5 soft, and to introduce CA across the lens lineup. This is for consistency with the rest of Canon's lenses.

    The rumour sounds very unlikely to me. The camera and lenses were owned and designed by Zeiss, and only produced by Kyocera under license, as far as I understand. The above-mentioned 35mm f3.5 is the 645 variant of the famous Contax 21mm f2.8 Distagon, and Zeiss would never sell something like that.
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    Re: Canon MF

    that is to good to be true.

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