I did not know Fuji was part of m4/3 - interesting. Anybody know how long they have been a member?The list is impressive, but the individual contributions vary widely. I'm particularly puzzled about the inclusion of Fujifilm since I can't think of a single m4/3-related product they make. In theory Schneider and Tamron will have m4/3 products soon, but so far those are just vaporware as well.
I'm pretty sure Fuji was there from the very beginning. I remember seeing their name on the consortium literature all the way back in 2003 or so. Likewise, I bet Schneider joined because Kodak joined. It was no secret in Kodak land that they leaned heavily on Schneider for licensed lens designs and assemblies (much like others used Tamron for their compact digicam lens sets).I did not know Fuji was part of m4/3 - interesting. Anybody know how long they have been a member?
I don't care much about Schneider since they will be very expensive but Tamron - come on guys at least give us the travel zoom you promised. Even better, give use a good tele-zoom for a low price!
I remember Tomy toy cars from my youth. They were the very realistic looking cars that were the same size as Hotwheels and Matchbox. They were often Japanese cars but there were some American and European models too. They also almost always had opening doors. They are also famous for model kits of anime robots and other characters. As with most Japanese corporations they have merged with many to form a larger one.Tomytec is actually an industrial machinery company. They make all sorts of things. They make motor vehicles for Isuzu... large vehicles and lorry systems. I'm pretty sure it's also the same company that makes telescopes... I'm not sure how the toy/model train company is related. Perhaps it's their consumer division that was purchased from another company years ago?
I still find it quite amazing as to how many companies, big and small, make things m4/3s related. And these are the more immediately obvious ones, there are probably a lot more about that do niche or specialty products that many wouldn't know existed.