Bernd K. Otto’s Carl Zeiss Kamera-Register
ZEISS has been making camera lenses of the highest quality since 1890. What is less known is that ZEISS subsidiaries were producing high-quality cameras since as early as 1902.
In 1971, Voigtländer AG, which had been acquired by ZEISS, and Zeiss Ikon AG stopped making cameras. Bernd K. Otto has documented the fascinating history of the different models of these cameras.
Tags: Bernd K. Otto, Carl Zeiss, Carl Zeiss Kamera-Register 1902–2012, History, legacy, zeiss, Zeiss Ikon camera, ZEISS lenses
A documentary to mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall
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.
Tags: ARRI/ZEISS Ultra Prime 14/T1.9, Berlin Wall, Carl Zeiss, Cinematography, Compact Zoom CZ.2 70-200mm T/2.9, CZ.2, Dana Christiaansen, David Hasselhoff, Gabriele Hayes, Jack White, Mark Hayes, zeiss, ZEISS lenses
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.
Tags: Bernd Vogel, Carl Zeiss, image impact, Otus, Otus 1.4/85, Portrait, portraits, portraiture, portraiture photography, stock photographer, stock photography, Vogel, zeiss, ZEISS lenses