Category Archives: Articles ZHS

A Modern Art of Technology, Jena’s Optical Museum

Published in Autumn 1995 Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Dr. Helga Beez

See Page 8 – 11.

The former Zeiss Optical Museum was renamed Jena’s Optical Museum in 1991 when the political situation after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the beginning of German unification brought the situation to a different political time and the former Carl Zeiss Stiftung ceded the ownership of the museum and its contents to a new entity named the Ernst Abbe Stiftung since the former VEB Carl Zeiss Jena was dissolved and the components of that entity was now revised to reflect the multiple new firms that were a part of the new era in Jena. Zeiss Oberkochen would be a major member of their board of directors but Jenoptik and other firms were as well.

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Comparing the Prewar Leica and Contax Part II

Published in Autumn 1988  Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Dr. Robert A. Helm

See Page 3 – 7.

This is the second installment of this comparison between the Leica and Contax cameras and concentrates on close-up and Macro Photography and discerning the qualities and benefits of each system.

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Zeiss: The Post-War Years

Published in Autumn 1984 Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Larry Gubas

See Page 6 – 11.

An early historical evaluation of the situation in Germany with regard to the Zeiss firms both in East Germany and West Germany . This includes Zeiss, Zeiss Ikon, and  Carl Zeiss Stiftung holdings in other optical/mechanical firms.

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Otto Schott

Published in Autumn 1981 Zeiss Historica Society Journal

Tom Schreiner

See Page 3.

Biography and accomplishments of Otto Schott who pioneered the science of optical glass and who gained the partnership of Carl Zeiss and Ernst Abbe in his enterprise.

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Zeiss in the Netherlands I

Published in Spring 1987 Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Nicholas Grossman

See Page 8 – 9.

The conditions for the German surrender at the end of World War I were quite harsh with regard to military materiel manufacturing. The author chronicles the means by which Zeiss remained a significant designer and manufacturer of military goods by creating the firm of Nedinsco in Venlo, the Netherlands and how World War II caused some changes and issues.

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What the Wonder Camera saw from the Cologne Cathedral

Published in Autumn 1986 Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Charles Barringer

See Page 14

A special long distance or super telephoto camera and lens combination from Carl Zeiss Jena shown in an article from “Berliner Illustierte” which featured a 3,000 mm lens.

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