Quote Originally Posted by steven_e007 View Post
I think to characterize it as a budget maker of dodgy camera lenses is wide of the mark.
Unfortunately, from the consumer standpoint, I don't think it is wide of the mark. CZJ was a respectable lens maker until the '60. Then, the innovation stopped, the quality went down and they were somewhat competitive only because of their low price tag. At the same time, CZ West and japanese makers were able to adapt to the market and the consumer demand, offering an large range of lenses from fisheye to tele-lens, including zooms and catadioptric lenses I am not sure this diversity was part of CZJ business plan...

Take care.