Since NAB Show 2015, Zeiss cine lenses can be registered online for an extended Zeiss warranty to 2 years. There is also a special offer, but it ends in June.
Since NAB 2015 Zeiss gives users of their lenses the possibility to register the lenses online and therefore receive an extended Zeiss warranty to 2 years. This is open not only to still picture lenses, but also to Zeiss Compact Prime CP.2 and Zeiss Compact Zoom CZ.2 cine lenses.
After the product is registered on the Zeiss website an extended Zeiss warranty is given to end users, owners or operators (only) of Zeiss cine lenses. To mark the 125th anniversary of Zeiss camera lenses, the online registration of Zeiss cine lenses is possible up to 125 days after purchase. This offer will end on 30 June 2015. After this period, registration will be required within four weeks of purchase in order to receive the warranty extension.
The extended warranty from Zeiss is available in a large number of countries, but warranty claims can only be asserted in the country in which the product was purchased.
Zeiss has been producing camera lenses for more than a century – and the tradition of creating major innovations has continued to this very day. The current Zeiss Batis lenses are a sign of Zeiss standards in image quality. The first camera lenses left the Jena production facility on 21 March 1890.
Zeiss was founded as a workshop for precision mechanics and optics in the German city of Jena in 1846. Until the death of company founder Carl Zeiss in 1888, the company’s production portfolio was focused primarily on microscopes. From this point onward, Ernst Abbe, who was responsible for many outstanding developments in the early days of the company’s history, started to expand the product line and added camera lenses as a new business sector. These comprised glass materials displaying greatly enhanced optical properties, produced by Otto Schott for the first time in the 1880s.
Although the main methods of photography had been discovered about 50 years previously, it was not until this period that they were widely used. Zeiss developed new types of camera lenses that were faster than previous models. Paul Rudolph, a scientist who worked at Zeiss, created the Anastigmat camera lens that was produced from 1890 onward and renamed to Protar in 1900. The basic optical design used for some of his developments like the Zeiss Planar and Zeiss Tessar lenses is still incorporated in camera lenses to this very day. Tessar lenses are used, for example, in many Sony cameras or Microsoft cellphones as they offer high image definition on a tiny area. The successors to the Zeiss camera lenses initially produced 125 years ago are used by millions of people around the world today.
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