Minolta still making lenses?

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Minolta still making lenses?

Unread postby Dr. Harout » Fri Aug 27, 2010 8:41 pm

I was amazed when I read on Konica-Minolta's site that they are still making lenses:
Quoting:
"We are developing lenses for the latest shooting and image input devices and various other systems.
* Lenses for digital still cameras
* Lenses for PC board cameras
* Lenses for security cameras
* Lenses for projection TVs
* Sensor lenses"


Can anyone explain this? Or is it possible that lenses under the brand name of Sony are still prepared there? Or is it related to a third party?
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Re: Minolta still making lenses?

Unread postby Dr. Harout » Fri Aug 27, 2010 8:43 pm

A99 + a7rII + Sony, Zeiss, Minolta, Rokinon and M42 lenses

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Re: Minolta still making lenses?

Unread postby Javelin » Fri Aug 27, 2010 8:58 pm

I don't think they are making complete SLR lenses anymore, that went to Sony. they maybe making elements. sub assemblies and that sort of thing. they still make the image lenses for the photocopiers (I hate konica copiers) I don't know if they still formulate their own glass though, and they used to at one point. They make the lens on chips for cell phones and lens assemblies for the P&S market too.

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Re: Minolta still making lenses?

Unread postby Dusty » Fri Aug 27, 2010 9:44 pm

I can't find it right now, but a while back I posted that I saw a KM lens on a JVS camcorder at Wal-MArt

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Re: Minolta still making lenses?

Unread postby David Kilpatrick » Sat Aug 28, 2010 1:41 pm

They probably still make the actual glass bits for some of the Sony lenses - or some glass bits. It is common for lens makers to buy components in from various sources.

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Re: Minolta still making lenses?

Unread postby pakodominguez » Mon Aug 30, 2010 8:54 pm

JVC Everio video cameras have Konica Minolta Lenses
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