« on: September 20, 2014, 08:43:01 AM »
When was the last time you saw a popular Zeiss lens come from Germany?
Yet today in America (and perhaps Asia too?) it is the Zeiss name that is more widely known than Schneider-Kreuznach.
Amusing since Canon/Nikon customers believe that their brand's cameras and lenses made in Japan are a sign of better quality.
I suspect many Americans believe German manufacturing quality is higher, based on perceptions of cars. Many who know the name Zeiss might be surprised to learn their camera lenses are generally made in Japan.
But the standarts are set by the Germans….. and pretty much all German engineered photo gear is great. They just have a higher sense of what is quality.