In 1846, three men, Ernst Abbe, Otto Schott, Carl Zeiss, worked jointly for creation of a company that manufactured optical systems, industrial measurements, and medical devices. The company was found out of Jena Germany. The company was termed as the Zeiss company, named after Carl Zeiss, who was the optricion of the group. Ramifications of World War II, forced the Zeiss company to split into two disparate companies. One of the companies is situated at Oberkochen Germany and is called Zeiss AG. The second company remains situate in Jena Germany and is called the Zeiss GmbH.
Before the Zeiss company was compelled to split, it was the world’s largest camera producer. Camera production is still what the company is best recognized for. One of the camera manufactured by the Zeiss Company was the Kine Exakta, a SLR camera. At the time the Kine Exakta was the most compact camera in the world.
Recently, the Zeiss company is the international leader in the fields of optical and opto-electronic technology. Now-a-days, over a hundred and fifty years after its creation, the Zeiss Company is still internationally famed for their cameras. On May 2, 2007 the Zeiss company was granted two Outdoor Life Editor’s Choice Awards. One of these prizes was for the Camera-Eyepiece DC4. This product combines a top digital camera system with the Zeiss Company’s Diascope Spotting Scopes. The amalgamation of these elements makes the Camera-Eyepiece DC4 a digital scoping masterpiece.
The second 2007 Outdoor Life Editor Choice prize was rewarded in recognition of the Zeiss Company’s 10X56 Victory FL binoculars. The 10X56 Victory FL binocular represents the very first time the Zeiss Company has utilized their Fluorite glass in a pair of binoculars.
Although The Zeiss Company is pleased to report that they vend binoculars for every need, Zeiss binoculars have relished a special relationship with birdwatchers, hunters, hikers, mountain climbers, and other outdoor enthusiast. The large number of Zeiss binoculars include features such as; compensated optics for eyeglass wearers, advanced optical systems, rubber armor, phase coating, dual reticules, Zeiss anti-reflective coating, center focus, full size roof prisms, extra low dispersion glass, and individual concentration. Lines of Zeiss binoculars include; the Diafun Series, the Victory Compact Series, Conquest Binoculars, and the Victory FL Series.
The Zeiss Conquest Binoculars are especially famous amongst bird lovers. They are in a middle of the price range with prices for a new pair running anywhere from $450.00 to $800.00.
The Victory Series features binoculars that are 100% waterproof, designed with anti-reflective coating on the lenses, use Zeiss Fluorite glass, high impact armored housing, nitrogen filling that averts fogging, and an adaptive lockable eye cup. The Zeiss Victory Compact series is dust resistant, these small hardy binoculars can be utilized for both rough and tumble outdoor activities and then be brought inside for trips to the theater and symphony.
Consumers who are considering buying a pair of Zeiss binoculars should think of them as an investment. The binoculars are not cheap, but they have a strong reputation and cutting edge technology. They are available for buying at most binocular and sport stores.
The Zeiss Company is so self-assured about the quality of their binoculars that they offer a lifetime transferable warranty.