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The development team at CW Sonderoptic GmbH
was honoured with the Scientific and Engineering Award from the academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the prestigious film industry accolade for technical products and innovations, for the Leica Summilux-C (Cine) lenses. The Academy recently presented the Academy Plaque to Iain Neil (optical design) and André de Winter (mechanical design) in Los Angeles. The Leica Summilux-C lenses are designed and constructed by CW Sonderoptic GmbH in Wetzlar,Germany, an affiliate of Leica Camera AG. The long-standing partnership between the two companies enables intensive exchange of experience, technical expertise, and manufacturing methods.The lenses have set entirely new standards and become invaluable assets in the movie industry.Leica lenses were used in the filming of numerous major feature film productions over the last three years, including movies like Birdman, The Theory of Everything, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Gone Girl, and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Dr. Andreas Kaufmann, owner of CW Sonderoptic GmbH: “This accolade awarded to us by the Academy proves once again that lenses from Wetzlar are among the best in the world when it comes to high quality, optical and mechanical excellence,and superior imaging performance.”

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