- Jan 11, 2013
- Leamington Spa, UK
The loss of engineering skills will surely have a massive impact on JIP's abilities to design new products. I can see them continuing to manufacture at least part of the current range, but innovating with new lenses and cameras must surely have a big question mark hanging over it.I seem to remember hearing something when the news broke out months ago about the optical experts moving into the Olympus medical division. If so, it's to wonder how that would affect the production of current lenses, and obviously impact future ones. Perhaps they may externalise fully into third party manufactures like Sigma, who I believe already designed and manufacture the 75mm 1.8 optical elements.