About Schneider

Schneider Optics is the U.S. subsidiary of the world-renowned German optical manufacturer, Schneider-Kreuznach. Schneider has been producing the highest quality optics on the market for over 90 years, offering solutions for large-format photography, photo enlarging, motion picture projection, optical filtration, and industrial applications. In 2000, Schneider Optics acquired Century Precision Optics, adding its over 50 years experience manufacturing superior attachments for film and video.

Schneider Optics has offices in Hauppauge, NY and Van Nuys, CA and a network of hundreds of dealers around the globe, ready to assist you with any of your imaging needs.

Joseph Schneider founded the company in 1913 in Bad Kreuznach, Germany. Since that time the Schneider factory has been constantly modernized, always remaining state-of-the-art. The factory is fully compliant with ISO 9001 standards. Its U.S. subsidiary, Schneider Optics, was founded in 1972.

Century Optics first opened its doors in North Hollywood, CA in 1948, and quickly gained a reputation for expert lens repair, custom modification and intelligent innovation. In the early 80's Century began creating what has become the most extensive array of ultra-high quality video lens accessories available anywhere.

Separately the two companies were leaders in their respective spheres of the optical world—both having been awarded Technical Achievement Awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Schneider in 2005, 2001 and 1978, Century in 1992). Together they are the ultimate solution to all your optical needs.