What Is the ZEISS Look All About?
New integrated communications campaign for the ZEISS Batis lens family
Oberkochen/Germany | 23 May 2019 | ZEISS Consumer Products
ZEISS has launched a new, integrated 360-degree communications campaign for the ZEISS Batis lens family to describe what the ZEISS Look is all about: “Photographers often speak passionately about the “ZEISS Look” when describing what makes the photos captured with ZEISS lenses so special,” explains Björn Pados, Product Manager for Camera Lenses at ZEISS Consumer Products. This communication campaign aims to show how the unique look is created and what special technical features of ZEISS lenses help photographers capture such creative shots. The campaign was launched in May 2019 and the dedicated website www.zeiss.com/batis is already online.
The ZEISS Batis lens family was developed specifically for mirrorless full-frame cameras from Sony (Alpha 7 and Alpha 9 series) and is compatible with all E-Mount cameras. Five focal lengths of 18 to 135 millimeters are available; in combination with a mirrorless camera, this is a handy and lightweight high-performance system that enables exceptional image quality.
“The ZEISS Look has often come up in discussions we’ve had with our customers and with photographers,” says Pados. “That’s why we want to use this new campaign to explore and demonstrate what makes this look so special. We sat down with our ZEISS experts and summarized the key factors and discussed what it all means for our users.” Pados believes the following aspects set the ZEISS Look apart: its exceptional image definition, natural colors and 3D pop effect.“ This allows the photographer to vividly separate the object from its blurred fore- or background when focusing.
At the heart of the campaign is a film that follows British travel and landscape photographer Ed Norton as he journeys to Marrakech. In it, Norton tells us what he feels distinguishes the ZEISS Look. The quality and colors of his images transport people to the vibrant Moroccan city and its surroundings. In the film, scientist and Director of Systems Design at ZEISS Consumer Products Johannes Zellner discusses the technical requirements that make the look what it is – such as the special combination of the ZEISS T* multi-layer Coating and the high-transmission lenses that allow photographers to reproduce natural colors.“ This campaign is the first time that we’re demonstrating how our technology and our years of experience in lens development are helping photographers bring their creative visions to life using ZEISS lenses,” says Pados.
Integrated campaign for addressing customers directly
The film and short versions of it are being posted to social media alongside supporting measures; there is also a dedicated campaign website as well as online ads, publications on blogs, POS materials, a retailer folder and elements for a new trade fair booth.
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ZEISS is an internationally leading technology enterprise operating in the fields of optics and optoelectronics. In the previous fiscal year, the ZEISS Group generated annual revenue totaling more than 5.8 billion euros in its four segments Industrial Quality & Research, Medical Technology, Consumer Markets and Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology (status: 30 September 2018).
For its customers, ZEISS develops, produces and distributes highly innovative solutions for industrial metrology and quality assurance, microscopy solutions for the life sciences and materials research, and medical technology solutions for diagnostics and treatment in ophthalmology and microsurgery. The name ZEISS is also synonymous with the world's leading lithography optics, which are used by the chip industry to manufacture semiconductor components. There is global demand for trendsetting ZEISS brand products such as eyeglass lenses, camera lenses and binoculars.
With a portfolio aligned with future growth areas like digitalization, healthcare and Smart Production and a strong brand, ZEISS is shaping the future far beyond the optics and optoelectronics industries. The company's significant, sustainable investments in research and development lay the foundation for the success and continued expansion of ZEISS' technology and market leadership.
With approximately 30,000 employees, ZEISS is active globally in almost 50 countries with around 60 of its own sales and service companies, more than 30 production sites and around 25 development sites. Founded in 1846 in Jena, the company is headquartered in Oberkochen, Germany. The Carl Zeiss Foundation, one of the largest foundations in Germany committed to the promotion of science, is the sole owner of the holding company, Carl Zeiss AG.
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ZEISS Consumer Products combines the company's business with camera and cine lenses, binoculars, spotting scopes and hunting optics. The unit is represented at sites in Oberkochen and Wetzlar. ZEISS Consumer Products is allocated to the Consumer Markets segment.