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A very rough start. I know that there are much fewer links than are normal in a Wikipedia article, but it seemed a waste of time to insert these before the article stabilizes a little.
Incidentally, I think any info about the "Voigtländer"-branded products designed, created and (in Japan) marketed by Cosina should go in this article rather than the one on Voigtländer.
Hoary 02:48, 10 Nov 2004 (UTC)
Are we sure about the 1979 FX-3? I thought that the Super 2000 was a Cosina-manufactured item, but not the versions before.
"ZF is a new range of interchangeable lenses for Nikon SLR cameras, both analog and digital. ZF lenses bring the highly acclaimed Carl Zeiss image quality to the Nikon SLR camera system, which has been the preferred equipment of millions of professional and ambitious amateur photographers for decades." were cut'n'paste from the zeiss zf marketing web page.
The "jump into notoriety" is inappropriate in the context of CZ ZF lenses. Notorious implies something negative while these lenses are extremely highly regarded.
- But why correctly use plain monosyllabic "fame" when you can resurrect some obscure meaning of five-syllable "notoriety" and impress the easily impressed? -- Hoary (talk) 15:37, 21 February 2009 (UTC)
You write: "During the late 1970s, Cosina made a name for itself in 35 mm rangefinder cameras with a well-built, high quality fixed-lens camera using an aluminum body and a simple shutter-priority autoexposure system. This rangefinder camera was adopted as the basic chassis for several excellent camera models, including the Konica Auto S3, Minolta 7sII, Revue 400se, Prinz 35ER, and Vivitar 35ES."
Most of the cameras cited in the last sentence of the above quote came out in the early 1970s. And the chassis mentioned actually came from the late 1960 (the 1968 Konica C35, for example). Given this, they could hardly be based on a Cosina camera of the LATE 1970s.