Schneider Kreuznach is a German manufacturer of photographic lenses and industrial optics. The company was established by Joseph Schneider in 1913, went through a lot of name changes, until it settled on its current name Jos. Schneider Optische Werke GmbH in 1998. Schneider Kreuznach or simply Schneider is the shortened company name. The company takes pride in its innovative lens designs. In fact during the 2001 Oscars, Schneider won the award for Technical Achievement for their Super-Cinelux motion picture lenses. Schneider is renowned for its high-quality large format lenses for view cameras, enlarger lenses, and precision photographic loupes (magnifiers). They also produce small- and medium-format lenses, eyeglasses and camera rangefinders. They are also the maker of lenses for Kodak and Samsung digital cameras as well as lenses for a number of LG smartphone cameras. The website provides viewers with a complete product line up, company news and updates, and a photo gallery from well known photographers who use Schneider-Kreuznach lenses.