Camera Lens Blog

Know-how

Over the course of time ZEISS has published a lot of interesting technical articles about the physical basics of camera lenses.

However, after some years not every article can be found that easily. That's why we decided to publish them all in one blog post to give you easy access.
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Cinematography

Multiple movies filmed with ZEISS lenses received one or more Oscars® at the 87th Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles on 22 February 2015.

ARRI/ZEISS Master Prime lenses were used for Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) – the winner in the Best Cinematography, Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay categories.
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News

Douglas Dubler can look back on a long and successful career as a fashion and beauty photographer. He has always imposed the highest demands — on himself as an artist, on his images and on his photo equipment. That is why for more than 40 years he has been using ZEISS lenses, mainly with medium format but increasingly in his present work with high megapixel digital SLR cameras.

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Fascination Bokeh

Nina Romani loves to explore cities and landscapes. Whether at home or when traveling she is constantly on the lookout for special bokeh with her camera and her Planar T* 1,4/50 always at her side.

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Fascination Bokeh

If you want to compose photographs with an appealing background, it’s hard to ignore the plant world. As a motif a meadow of flowers has a special appeal. And if you open the iris a bit more, the colors melt all the way into the depths of the image.

Batu Balkanli likes to work with such a bokeh range. In and around the Bosphorus metropolis of Istanbul and armed with his ZEISS lenses, he is constantly searching for the special bokeh.
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Opera Stars Make the 2015 ZEISS Art Calendar a Real Experience

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Outstanding photographs captured by a prominent photographer are the subject of the 2015 ZEISS Art Calendar. The theme this time was inspired by the world of opera: Opera with a Twist. The images are the composition of Douglas Kirkland, the Hollywood photographer who has captured countless major films with movie stills. Many of his images have become veritable icons in movie history, e.g. in 2001 A Space Odyssey, Out of Africa or Titanic.

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Bernd K. Otto’s Carl Zeiss Kamera-Register

News

ZEISS has been making camera lenses of the highest quality since 1890. What is less known is that ZEISS subsidiaries were producing high-quality cameras since as early as 1902.

In 1971, Voigtländer AG, which had been acquired by ZEISS, and Zeiss Ikon AG stopped making cameras. Bernd K. Otto has documented the fascinating history of the different models of these cameras.
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Into the Deep Blue

Two things have fascinated David Hinkel for a long time: photography and oceans. He likes to search for impressive motifs under the water’s surface, whether it’s the colorful animals that live near a reef or the large marine animals. And with the ZEISS Distagon T* 2,8/15, he can even make a whale shark fit completely into one image.

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