Quote Originally Posted by Rol_Lei Nut View Post
The lack of aspheric elements seems to be part of Zeiss' design philosophy.
While Leica, for example, embraced aspherics and I admit that later Leica lenses are technically better than my Zeiss', I still like the overall "look" of the Zeiss' better.
Just as a curiosity note, my digital has a Zeiss zoom lens with 12 elements in 10 groups, 4 lenses are aspherical.

http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/R1/R1A6.HTM

This lens is a real jewel .

So the non-aspherical bias might be limited to only certain lens designers