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With the new Loxia 2/35 and Loxia 2/50 lenses, ZEISS combines maximum image quality with classic ease of use for E-mount full-frame cameras.

During photokina, which will take place in Cologne from September 16 to 21, photography enthusiasts can see and try out this new family of lenses for the first time.
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Know even before photokina what we'll show this year?

Shows

To pass your time before photokina, we thought of a little game. For every challenge solved you receive a snippet of our image. Thus as we go along you receive hints to our new products that we will present at this year's photokina.

This time: Imagine you had won "You and your photo at photokina" and are chosen to travel to photokina. Shoot a selfie showing your reaction.
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Know even before photokina what we'll show this year?

Shows

To pass your time before photokina, we thought of a little game. For every challenge solved you receive a snippet of our image. Thus as we go along you receive hints to our new products that we will present at this year's photokina.

This time: Which one is your favorite ZEISS lens and how do you use it?
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Know even before photokina what we'll show this year?

Shows

To pass your time before photokina, we thought of a little game. For every challenge solved you receive a snippet of our image.

Thus as we go along you receive hints to our new products that we will present at this year's photokina.
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Show your photo at photokina and win a trip to Cologne!

Shows

Have you ever been to Cologne and the world's largest photography trade show? Soon the time will have come for photokina to become the place to go for all developments in the world of photography.

ZEISS will also be there in hall 2.2 at booth C-018 and present quite a few special new products. And you can be there, too.
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by Dr. Vladan Blahnik, Carl Zeiss AG

Know-how

Lens aperture is responsible for the degree of irradiance striking the image plane, which – in addition to film or image sensor sensitivity – determines the brightness of the image. In a detailed technical article ZEISS expert Dr. Vladan Blahnik shows why lens aperture depends upon object distance and explains the underlying mechanisms for several optical designs of ZEISS lenses.

With many concrete illustrations the reader also learns why a lens should be panned around the entrance pupil, why anti-reflection coatings are so important for image quality, how lens focusing with floating elements is realized or why optical designs strongly depend upon the available space as given by the camera layout.

Photo: Eric Westpheling

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Know-how

Timm Allrich spent a month in the countryside of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania in northern Germany with the Distagon T* 2/25.

In his impressive images, he reveals a perspective of dunes, the ocean and fields that is only possible with this focal length.
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Natural Beauty

Whether in the studio or outdoors, Oliver Wright likes getting up close to animals – even those that some people would rather keep at a safe distance. And his images are impressive. When peering through the lens, a new world opens up for Oliver.

During a test that lasted ten days, he focused his view through the Makro-Planar T* 2/100. Oliver Wright is enthusiastic about the results.
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