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Old 08-26-2004, 10:55 AM
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Who is the parent company of Docter. I have been told that they have Leica glass in them. Do any of you know if that is true or not? Your expertiese is appreciated.
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Old 08-26-2004, 12:03 PM
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First off Leica does not produce their own glass. They buy it from someone else to their specs. Docter optics started out importing East German optics. I don't know the extent of their operations today but they are pretty much an importing company that has optics made somewhere in Europe. A lot of these former Russian controlled countries like Romania and Hungary produce optical glass for a lot of manufacturers.
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Old 08-26-2004, 10:00 PM
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Do any of the big companies such as Swarovski, Lieca, etc. have a relationship with another company similira to Hoyt/Reflex, or PSE/AR, etc. etc.?
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Old 08-26-2004, 11:52 PM
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Swarovski bought kahles.
leica has an association with minnox.
I have a pair of minnox bino's. I understand
they are associated.
What are you researching?
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Old 08-27-2004, 06:34 AM
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Swarovski-Kahles Leica-Minox Zeiss- Schott who produces the best lenses in the world.

Both of these companies produce very good optics but not in comparism to mother companies. Schott makes lenses for a lot of quality scopes and binos
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Old 08-27-2004, 10:17 PM
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Does Schott make lenses for Swarovski and Lieca????
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Docter is a company that was once part of the Zeiss corporation........I think it was WWII that made them split, and now Zeiss has increased production, while Docter Optics still makes VERY GOOD/GREAT optics they have not used very good marketing techniques (IMO). They have a new type of lens called an a-sperical lens, that does something special, just not sure what............go to their website and you can read about it there.......

Need to know anything else??
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Old 09-07-2004, 04:40 PM
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They have a new type of lens called an a-sperical lens
You mean the same one Simmons has been pushing since the Aetec hit the market? They claim it gives better clarity and resolution over the entire field of view (basically edge to edge clarity). This by no means is a new concept and one that has yielded very few fish!!!!
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