Zeiss Historica Fall 2012

Zeiss Historica Fall 2012

If you like lenses, the Fall 2012 Zeiss Historica has everything from Zeiss’s most popular lens, the Tessar, to an absolutely insane f/1.5 20 cm telephoto lens!

Pg 2. Since 1902 the Zeiss Tessar has been one of the most successful and copied designs ever.  Here is it’s story.

Pg 5. Between 1926 and 1929, many smaller German optics companies merged with Zeiss-Ikon, this is the story about AG Hahn.

Pg 8. Some interesting accessories and prototypes of the Werra compact camera.

Pg 15. Zeiss often used hand painted art in their advertisements from the 1930s, and many of that art was painted by Rene Ahrle.

Pg 19. Carl Zeiss transmitted light microscopes of the 1960s.

Pg 23. Details of a one of a kind monster 20 cm f/1.5 Sonnar and the camera specially made to use it.

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