Zeiss Camera Lenses

The journey to the moon and ZEISS

50th anniversary of the moon landing

On July 20, 1969, a collective dream became reality, with a footprint symbolizing this achievement: on that day, man set foot on the Moon for the first time. The limits of what seemed possible were now redefined.

When the ambition was set to send a man to the moon and return safe back to the earth, many people helped to make this dream of mankind come true. Thousands of engineers and technicians throughout all disciplines and countries got involved.

ZEISS became part of this challenge: camera lenses specially designed for space captured the iconic images of this monumental achievement.

The story 

behind the iconic images

During the moon landings and the missions leading up to them, photography played a key role: more than 100,000 shots were used to prepare the Apollo missions.

During the six moon landings between 1961 to 1972 more than 33,000 images were captured.

Today these images from the moon missions are still resonating throughout generations, in part due to their exceptional quality.

You can Click here to visit the Zeiss website for more details about their amazing involvement  

Today you can Create your own iconic space images using modern Zeiss lenses some of which are featured below.  When used in conjunction with a tracking mount the images can be breathtaking.