Legendary optics maker Carl Zeiss has announced a new program that provides discounts for students and educators. Discounts range from $100 to $400 and cover a wire range of Zeiss optics in a variety of mounts.
For Sony photographers, discounts are available on Loxia lenses, which are manual focus lenses designed for the Sony a7 series of cameras, and Touit lenses for NEX systems.
There are also lenses available for EF and F mounts, which can be used with Sony cameras using an adapter.
The following lenses are covered under this program.
Loxia 2/35 (that’s 35mm f/2) and 2/50 lenses.
Touit 2.8/12, 2.8/50 and 1.8/32
Otus 1.4/55 and 1.4/85
Distagon T* 2.8/15, 3.5/18, 2.8/21, 2/25, 2/28, 1.4/35, and 2/35
Planer T* 1.4/50 and 1.4/85
Apo-Sonnar T* 2/135
Makro-Planar T* 2/50, 2/100
The full press release from Zeiss is below:
Camera lenses from ZEISS are used by millions of photographers all over the world: in SLR or rangefinder cameras, in Sony compact cameras or in Nokia smartphones. Our lenses for digital single-lens reflex cameras offer many creative possibilities for personalized manual composition. Just what you need to differentiate yourself from other aspiring photographers.
About the program
The ZEISS Education Program shows our commitment to furthering photographic education. The ZEISS Education Program is a purchase incentive plan, supported by Carl Zeiss SBE, LLC and available only to pre-approved students, accredited schools and photo educators. There has never been a better time to expand your creative horizons by investing in ZEISS glass. Working professionals choose ZEISS lenses for their quality and reliability. But there is yet another reason to own a ZEISS lens, its excellent value. A ZEISS lens is an investment that will be with you throughout your professional career. By choosing ZEISS you will be building a relationship that will last throughout your lifetime. And we should know, we have been in this business for over 160 years.
Students enrolled full-time in an accredited photography program in the United States. A copy of your current and valid school issued ID is needed as well as a copy of your current curriculum, class schedule or transcript. Schools including universities, colleges, technical trade schools, photographic trade schools and high schools who specialize in or have specific courses, or a curriculum, which are devoted to photographic training and/or photographic fine arts education. Educators who teach photography in one of the above school categories. You must be a US based educator or student in an accredited photography, graphic design, audio, new media at a collegiate-level institution (High School Educators of approved programs are also eligible).
The ZEISS Education Program is subject to additional terms and conditions
How to Apply
Complete the ZEISS Education Program Registration form. Upload a copy of your school ID and current class schedule here. Once your application has been approved, you will receive a certificate that entitles you for the student discount. The discount can be claimed with one of our authorized ZEISS dealers. Please make sure that you have a copy as well as our individual ID number ready when you are planning to purchase a product under the ZEISS Education Program.