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    Rodenstock stops production of several lenses

    According to a German photo web site (http://www.photoscala.de/Artikel/Branchen-Ticker-49-13) Rodenstock stops producing the following LF lenses:

    Apo-Sironar S 100 mm
    Apo-Sironar S 180 mm
    Apo-Sironar S 240 mm
    Apo-Sironar S 300 mm
    Apo-Sironar S 360 mm
    Apo-Macro Sironar 120 mm
    Apo-Macro Sironar 180 mm
    Grandagon N 65 mm
    Grandagon N 75 mm
    Grandagon N 90 mm

    It also says that even more lenses might follow.

    Not really a total surprise, but still sad.

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    Re: Rodenstock stops production of several lenses

    Forgive my ignorance, but, what else do they even make? If they have no lenses, what will they sell?

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    Re: Rodenstock stops production of several lenses

    Quote Originally Posted by StoneNYC View Post
    Forgive my ignorance, but, what else do they even make? If they have no lenses, what will they sell?
    Mostly their three lens series for digital MF: Digaron-S, Digaron W/SW, Apo-Sironar digital. On the analog side, that would leave the Apo-Sironar S 135, 150, and 210mm, as well as the 35, 45, and 55mm Apo-Grandagons.

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    Re: Rodenstock stops production of several lenses

    Quote Originally Posted by vinny View Post
    No, the eyeglass part is a different company; the Rodenstock lens making part (Precision optics) had been sold by them to Linos/now Qioptic quite some years ago, in 2000.

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    Re: Rodenstock stops production of several lenses

    Our familiar lens maker http://www.rodenstock-photo.com/ and the parent http://www.qioptiq.com/

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    Re: Rodenstock stops production of several lenses

    They are now owned by Excelitas Technology Corporation, a US based company since Nov 2013 ...
    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Fromm View Post
    Our familiar lens maker http://www.rodenstock-photo.com/ and the parent http://www.qioptiq.com/

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    Re: Rodenstock stops production of several lenses

    Mostly custom made optics for industrial applications

    Quote Originally Posted by StoneNYC View Post
    Forgive my ignorance, but, what else do they even make? If they have no lenses, what will they sell?

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    Re: Rodenstock stops production of several lenses

    Quote Originally Posted by Amedeus View Post
    They are now owned by Excelitas Technology Corporation, a US based company since Nov 2013 ...
    and Excelitas was formerly known as EG&G. At least a thin connection to photography, being part of a company founded by Harold Edgerton....

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    Re: Rodenstock stops production of several lenses

    There's still a lot of photography connection within Excelitas ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Arne Croell View Post
    and Excelitas was formerly known as EG&G. At least a thin connection to photography, being part of a company founded by Harold Edgerton....

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