After reports surfaced last week on the Fred Miranda forums stating that Zeiss was leaving the photography industry, Zeiss has put out a statement. The initial report said the Zeiss Australian distributor claimed that Zeiss was leaving the photo industry. Given past photo and cinema lens releases, the death of the ZX1, and outlets reporting that communication with Zeiss had ended, it seemed believable.
Now, Zeiss has apparently released a statement. It states unequivocally that Zeiss is not leaving the photography industry. The company says they’ve faced some challenges during the pandemic, as every company has. They also talk about their continued ventures into smartphone camera modules.