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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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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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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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