Quote Originally Posted by Lee Shively
I don't have an iron in this fire but I'm totally confused.

What, pray tell, does Kyocera say?
Quite agree as the information was not an internet rumour and came from Kyocera. Also this PDF file is not posted on a Kyocera,Contax, Zeiss or one of their distributors sites. Perhaps this supplier is worried that sales of their remaining stocks will slump.

But then Contax was a joint venture with Zeiss and Zeiss do have a number of other partners in camera manufacture. So if Kyocera did cease production just who does actually own the Contax brand name.

Zeiss did say last year that they expected their major growth area to be in designing & licensing production technology for these mobile phone cameras lenses.