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A Company specializing in high performance optics which makes spectacle lenses, camera lenses, microscopes etc.

History: In 1846 Zeiss opened a workshop for producing microscopes and other optical instruments. He later formed a partnership with the physicist and mathematician Ernst Abbe (1840–1905). The chemist Otto Schott developed about 100 new kinds of optical glass and numerous types of heat-resistant glass for the company. After Zeiss's death, Abbe donated the firm and his share in the glassworks to the Carl Zeiss Foundation; in 1923 Schott added his share in the glassworks.
Sony Cybershot range of digital cameras generally use Carl Zeiss optics.
by Clankus July 06, 2006
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