In addition to spectacle lens manufacturing, Carl Zeiss is also a leader in the field of manufacturing lenses for amateur and professional photography. In these fields, as with spectacle lenses, the precision and performance of the lens are a part of image reproduction.
The ZEISS Anastigmat® lens appeared in 1889. It was so technically outstanding that 100,000 of these lenses had been sold worldwide within the first 10 years. With this lens and the subsequent Planar® and Tessar®, Carl Zeiss gained a leading position in the field of photo optics, a position that holds to this day and from which more innovations have followed.
High-performance lenses are still in demand, and not only by today’s rapid development in the field of digital photography. Carl Zeiss continues to write history here as well: Famous brands, from Nokia mobile phones to Sony and Rollei, count on ZEISS lenses.