The JCH show: Zeiss Interview


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The JCH show: Zeiss Interview
This one has been a while in the making, but we have finally done it. We upped our game and got all serious about making something special (well, some of us did, I still wore shorts, doh), and this is the result. An insider interview with President of Zeiss Japan, Mr. Beyersdoerfer, who very graciously made time for us to be a part of this video. And also for putting up with my terrible geekiness too.

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A huge thanks to Zeiss Japan for helping us in putting this video together, and for letting us play with some of their lovely toys. All of this video was shot on Zeiss glass.
Zeiss website
The Zeiss lens team twitter is pretty cool too

This is the first part of a two part series on Zeiss Japan (maybe a 3 part, if we get time). We get to learn a bit about the history of Zeiss in Japan, which goes back over 100 years! And we also get some hints to the future and what we can expect from Zeiss. Stay tuned for the next part, I promise it will not take as long this time. Oh and please forgive my attire, I am not very good at wearing a suit when it is 36C outside, Mr. Beyersdoerfer is made of stronger stuff than I.

As usual, comments, suggestions and polite critique are always welcome. Silly nonsense (the unfunny kind) is not.

6 comments on “The JCH show: Zeiss Interview”

    Hilde October 22, 2015 at 10:24 pm / Reply

    I don’t mind that it’s long, I thought it was very interesting! Thank you for sharing this with us!
    To be honest, I think a lot of people would cave for casual wear in 36°C, I know I would too.
    The interview makes me nostalgic for that cluster of shops in Prague where they sold only antiques, one had an antique Zeiss microscope, another one had lots of cameras :)
    (Should ever want the address of that place, let me know, I still have it ^^).

    Benoit October 22, 2015 at 11:39 pm / Reply

    I am sorry to disappoint you but when Mr Beyersdoerfer was talking about film lenses I think he meant video lenses rather than film like 35mm or medium format ?!

      Bellamy November 1, 2015 at 11:01 am /

      We were actually talking about both movie and camera lenses. Thanks.

    Chris Leskovsek October 23, 2015 at 4:24 am / Reply

    Very nice interview Bellamy, great to see a real interview not ‘branded’, funny when he asked if he could talk about ‘mirrorless’.

    Zeiss is doing an amazing job and you guys as well. keep it up.

    Eric October 24, 2015 at 9:33 am / Reply

    Whaou, SO SO GREAT !
    THANKS so much to JCH and ZEISS Japan, and ZEISS CEO.
    ZEISS is the BRAND.
    This interview is great, wonderful. Of course ZEISS produces the best lenses, best glass, and also is a very very innovative company which is present in a lot of high level technologies and arts. HISTORY is impressive.
    I prefer to use ZEISS on my LEICAS and other cameras, I was ever totally satisfied with ZEISS.
    THANKS so much JCH.

    Maurice November 1, 2015 at 5:36 am / Reply

    Yes he did. The guy is clearly German originally, and in Europe a Film Camera is a camera that you film with, so a video camera. That is why he mentioned the Arri Alexa. :-)

    Look up Zeiss Cinema Lenses.

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