Constant excellent quality

Since 1846 ZEISS has contributed many innovations to modern microscopy.


Photo- and Cineoptics

To withstand the test of time

ZEISS camera lenses make history and have stood the test of time for 120 years.



Revolutions and innovations

Developments in the field of chemical process analysis played a key role in ZEISS rise to global renown. Experience the early days up to the present day.



For over 120 years

Learn more about the 120-year evolution of binoculars as we know them today.



A pioneer in riflescopes for hunting

Since 1904 ZEISS has been a pioneer for riflescopes for hunting and has secured its leading position due to its innovations and high standards of quality in hunting optics.


Defense Systems

Since 1890

From the early days of optronic instruments for military and civilian applications to high-resolution thermal imagers.


Eyeglass lenses

Vision Care

ZEISS has revolutionized the design and manufacture of eyeglass many times over since 1912.


Medical Technology

Influenced by Allvar Gullstrand

The first efforts in the medical technology sector date back to ZEISS in Jena at the beginning of the 20th century.


Industrial Metrology

A must for industry

The field of CNC coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) and complete solutions for multidimensional metrology play a major role in the history of ZEISS.



Fascinating technology

The evolution of modern projection planetariums started in 1923, when Carl Zeiss demonstrated the first model.


Electron microscopy

A pioneer in electron microscopy

Strategic alliances and acquisitions have enabled the division to become the top address for electron microscopy.


Lithography Optics

For the global chip industry

Today Carl Zeiss SMT provides a broad range of products and solutions that support the global chip industry. Learn more about its history.


Measuring and Repair Systems for Photomasks

A short history

The success story of Carl Zeiss Semiconductor Metrology Systems began in 1994 when the company delivered its first Aerial Image Measurement technology (AIMS™) system, the MSM 100. 

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