Zeiss Discount Program for Students and Educators

Zeiss has announced a new Education Program for photography students and educators providing a discount on a large selection of lenses and accessories. Currently the lens selection includes:

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

Loxia (for the full frame Sony a7 series cameras) 2/35 and 2/50

Touit (for NEX and Fujifilm X series cameras) 2.8/12, 1.8/32, and 2.8/50M

Check out the full press release and web page for eligibility requirements and the program application:

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.

Zeiss Education Program Application

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