So I ordered a new Rodenstock 150mm Rodagon from B&H. It arrived today with bizarre labelling. The box says "Qioptic Linos Rodagon 150mm f5.6". There is also a sticker that says "HP Marketing Rodenstock Lifetime Warranty". Fair enough, I suppose, since I know HP Marketing is the distributor. But then, it doesn't even say Rodenstock anywhere on the lens. The engraving only says Linos Rodagon. I remember buying Rodenstock filters years ago that would have a Linos sticker on the box, but the filter rings were marked Rodenstock. I bought a 50mm Apo-Rodagon not even two years ago and it says Rodenstock. This is not to mention the box itself (the lens box, not the B&H packaging). Cheapo white cardboard, no paper at all inside - no inspection cards, warranty cards, instructions, whatever. This is even worse than the Schneider packaging I complained about recently. These are not exactly cheap products. As I understand it, for the past decade or so Rodenstock has been owned by, or is a brand of Linos, and that more recently Linos has become part of Qioptic. But the website clearly indicates Rodenstock still exists, although perhaps it is only a brand at this point. I left a phone message for Bob Salomon at HP. Hopefully he can explain whether or not this lens is even made by Rodenstock anymore. I wonder if the quality is the same. Is Rodenstock even a company anymore, or just an old name licensed to some other optics company? Anyhow, I'm thankful this was pretty much the last major photography equipment purchase I'll likely need to make for a long time. I'm sick and tired of not knowing what I'm buying anymore. The names are only names at this point. Zeiss, Rodenstock whatever. They're just brand names. And lets not even get into all the junk called Adox, Rollei and whatever else. Who even knows what that crap really is. Screw all these jerks.