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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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Into the Deep Blue

Boris Buschardt is a passionate landscape photographer who has discovered a fascinating underwater world. With a snorkel or from the water’s edge, he captures the strange vastness that lies under the water’s surface with his securely encased ZEISS Distagon T* 2,8/21.

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Shows

Every autumn the Dutch capital Amsterdam becomes the center of interest for professionals from film and television productions and from broadcasting when IBC – the International Broadcasting Convention takes place. From September 12 to 16, 2014 more than 55,000 film specialists from over 170 countries visited the halls to see the latest developments in broadcasting technology with their own eyes. For a great number of them the ZEISS stand F50 in hall 11 was more than worth to visit. We are happy to say, that our booth has been a crowded meeting point for everyone enthusiastic about high performance optics.

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A documentary to mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall

Cinematography

In the autumn of 1989, the Berlin Wall fell. David Hasselhoff’s song “Looking for Freedom” had already shot to the top of the German music charts in the spring of that year. Change was in the air. Political and personal freedom in the then divided Germany was within reach. Mark and Gabriele Hayes both share a very personal story from 1989.

Now, as documentary filmmakers, they are examining that unique moment in German-German history from an unusual perspective — by looking at the role of pop music in the final days of the Berlin Wall. In their work they value the flexibility afforded by the ZEISS Compact Zoom CZ.2 70-200mm T/2.9.
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Every two years Cologne hosts photokina, the world’s most important imaging trade fair. And from September 16 to 21, 2014, around 185,000 film and photography fans, from 160 countries, attended this year’s event by the Rhine. Many of them headed straight to ZEISS in hall 2.2, stand C-018, where they could talk with optics experts and experience close-up four new lenses that really whet your appetite for photography.

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News

Drew Gardner is a people photographer in heart and soul. When he was offered a prototype of the ZEISS Otus 1.4/85 he jumped at the chance. Wanting to know what the new lens was capable of, he tested it under normal everyday conditions – and really liked the results.

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The new ZEISS Distagon T* 1,4/35 ZM: a fast companion for reportage tours

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For generations of photographers, individuality, rangefinder camera and no-compromising optical quality have been an inseparable combination. The focal length of 35 millimeters is, and remains, the ‘basic lens’ that should not be absent on any camera with an M-mount. The new ZEISS Distagon T* 1,4/35 ZM is notable for its very high speed.

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The impact of an image is an absolute priority for Bernd Vogel, an experienced people and stock photographer. Lens and camera are the means to an end.

And when asked if he wanted to test a prototype of the new ZEISS Otus 1.4/85, Vogel saw it as an opportunity to use this optical precision tool to full effect.
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Shows

Nino Leitner, a successful DOP from Austria who works globally, will talk about his work with ZEISS lenses and exclusively report on his experiences with the new Loxia family of lenses at photokina 2014 in Cologne: Slot 1, 12:15 – 13:15; Slot 2, 15:30 – 16:30, hall 4.1, movie stage, stand A-007.

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