- ZEISS products (cameras, microscopes, etc.) have been involved in the production of or featured in the following films:
- Jurassic Park
- Lord of the Rings
- Shakespeare in Love
- Incredible Hulk
- Thomas Crown Affair
- Deep Blue Sea
- What Lies Beneath
- The Bone Collector
- K-Pax (filmed at the Rose Center - featuring ZEISS planetarium)
- Carl Zeiss has received 2 Scientific and Engineering Awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences - second only to the annual Oscar® award.
- There are several ZEISS planetariums in North America
- In published biomedical research papers which specifically refer to the microscope used, Carl Zeiss is cited overwhelmingly more often than any other microscope
- No fewer than ten Nobel Prize winners have acknowledged the use of a ZEISS microscope as instrumental in their scientific research
- The Zeiss Historica Society is a nonprofit, educational organization that is dedicated to the research and preservation of the history of the Carl Zeiss optical firm, its affiliates, subsidiaries, people and products since its founding in 1846 to the present.