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Show your photo at photokina and win a trip to Cologne!


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


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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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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Natural Beauty

Kunito Imai is fond of animals and plants. In and around Tokyo he regularly searches out a small area of nature that he can capture in pictures using ZEISS lenses. His motifs reflect the changing light of the seasons. Portraits of primates, still lifes of flower petals, alluring macro photos — for Imai it is the haiku, the Japanese short poetry form, that forms the common element.


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Natural Beauty

Get close enough to nature, and new experiences open up for you. A meadow or shrub near your home that you never really noticed in the past can suddenly become the gateway to another world, offering up spectacular motifs. Stefano Zatti uses his ZEISS lenses to capture the beauty in such hidden treasures.

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Irfan Nurdiansyah with his image of snow monkeys


To mark the first birthday of the Touit lens family for compact system cameras, everyone in the ZEISS community had six weeks to submit their best picture taken with a Touit lens through the OFFICIAL Carl Zeiss Lenses Group on Flickr. More than 70 photographers did, and the results are fantastic.

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