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Dust swirls, rocks fly in all directions, a mountain bike takes a daring jump over a cliff – and a two-member film team is right in the middle of the action. Kneeling on the ground, Josua Stäbler and Hagen Wagner are filming a group of youngsters who are here doing their hobby: racing down the Andean mountains on their mountain bikes.
Action and intimacy are the polar opposites that characterize a documentary they made about this, called ‘Out of the Shadow’.

In order for two people to film at an altitude of 2,700-4,800 meters, the team had to minimize their equipment without compromising on quality. Their camera suitcase contained the ARRI Amira, while the optics suitcase had both the fixed-focal length ZEISS Compact Prime CP.2 15/T2.9 lenses as well as ZEISS Compact Zoom CZ.2 28-80 /T2.9 and CZ.2 70-200 /T2.9 lenses. Armed with this gear, they were able to master even the most difficult challenges while producing their documentary.

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Be part of a new era of professional photography – with the new ZEISS Batis 2/25 and ZEISS Batis 1.8/85 lenses for mirrorless full-frame system cameras from Sony. This lens family impresses not only through outstanding image quality and an innovative design,

but also with its OLED display that allows users to optimally set the depth of field. Capture unique moments – manually or with autofocus.

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Toni Ahvenainen created a yearlong personal photography project to find his own way of seeing the world through the viewfinder. To complete this project he persistently carried his camera everywhere for a full year and reflected his identity as a photographer through various subjects.

The ZEISS Touit 2.8/12 and 2.8/50M were also part of this adventure which draw attention in social media and, in the end, became something more to him than just a personal project.
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The ZEISS Batis lens family is ideal for users of full-format system cameras from Sony, currently α7/ 7R/ 7S/ 7 II. ZEISS Batis lenses optimally use modern, high-resolution camera sensors to provide outstanding image resolution down to the finest details.

Dr. Michael Pollmann, Product and Program Manager for Consumer Lenses in the Camera Lenses business unit of Carl Zeiss AG, answers the most frequently asked questions.

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Into the Wild

He hangs from cliffs and dives out of helicopters. Whenever and where ever there is adventure, David Clifford is in his element.

The ace photographer from Aspen, Colorado has a legendary reputation in the outdoor sports scene. ZEISS lenses are with him on every assignment and each adventure.
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ZEISS has been producing camera lenses for more than a century – and the tradition of creating major innovations has continued to this very day. For example, the current ZEISS Otus SLR lenses are setting new standards in image quality. The first camera lenses left the Jena production facility on 21 March 1890.



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Into the Wild

For an updated edition of his travel guide about eastern Australia, Armin Tima spent 12 weeks on the road with a camper.

The ZEISS Loxia 2/35 and Loxia 2/50 were his most important companions, in addition to a good instinct for worthwhile destinations to photograph.
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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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