| Ben D. wrote:|
There is a huge confusion. Schott is not a division of Zeiss. Shott is the most famous optical glass company, but they don't design the optical system of a riflescope and they don't manufacture the lenses.
Minox collaborate for optical design and lens manufacture with asian companies, this is the reason for the lower price.
Check your sources but the above statement about Schott is not correct. Minox claims and reclaims that they have only Schott glass lenses in their scopes. I don't know about other products which may have Asian glass in them. Additionally, Schott is part of the Zeiss Consortium and is controlled by the same BOD as Zeiss is. Schott is a sister division to Zeiss.
Schott makes glass for Minox, probably cast lens (oversized) slugs for grinding. I did not say that Schott makes the glass, Minox does not. Why would a European company that uses German and Czech origin glass cooperate for design and manufacture with Asian optical companies who are competitors? This scope product is fabricated in the US! What you say does not make sense. What are your sources for these statements?
Edited by Oldtrader3 - August/15/2010 at 21:49