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  • n. A manufacturer of lenses.


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lens +‎ maker


  • Following a takeover of Rhode Island-based distressed eyewear maker FGX, Mr. Berggruen shook up management, improved the company's product line and made acquisitions before selling to French lensmaker Essilor International SA last year, He acquired a stake in Portugal's Media Capital for a few million dollars in the early 1990s, took it public in 2004 and sold shares to Spain's Prisa Group SA, also for a tidy profit.

    Karstadt's New Owner

  • Among the teachers he knew was Kin Tovere, a stocky lensmaker who kept wiping his bald head with a striped handkerchief.

    Lord of Chaos

  • The lensmaker jerked almost as much at the sight of the Aiel, but made a more restrained bow, wiping his head again in the middle of it.

    The Fires of Heaven

  • Any skilled lensmaker - even a master gunsmith, as a matter of fact - can operate them.

    The Sum of all Fears

  • You say to me stay awake, be like the lensmaker who died with his lungs full of glass, be the yew in blossom when bees swarm, be their amber cathedral and even the ghosts of Cistercians will be kind to you.

    The New Yorker

  • The third-party lensmaker adds a higher-end ultrawide-angle zoom and expands use of image stabilization with 18-50mm and 50-200mm zooms.


  • First, it's a direct replacement for one of the film lenses that put Tamron on the map as a lensmaker: the company's 90mm ƒ / 2.8

    The Online Photographer


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