Quote Originally Posted by Satinsnow
Yes, he does John, there are also many referances to Vivitar actually manufacturing their own lenses as well..

Oh, Dave.

We were both around when Ponder & Best were selling Vivitar brand lenses, Allied Impex Corp was selling Soligor brand lenses, and no one had heard of Ritz Camera. I'm sure we both read the same stores in MP and PP about how Ponder & Best, later renamed Vivitar Corp., hired the best lens designers they could and then farmed out manufacturing to a variety of firms, mainly in Japan but including Perkin-Elmer in CT.

I think my memory's going -- I have a sense that I used to know things I don't know now, but how to test it? Could you be forgetting too? I hope not.