A History of the Photographic Lens

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Academic Press, 11.11.1989 - 334 Seiten
The lens is generally the most expensive and least understood part of any camera. In this book, Rudolf Kingslake traces the historical development of the various types of lenses from Daguerre's invention of photography in 1839 through lenses commonly used today.
From an early lens still being manufactured for use in low-cost cameras to designs made possible through such innovations as lens coating, rare-earth glasses, and computer aided lens design and testing, the author details each major advance in design and fabrication. The book explains how and why each new lens type was developed, and why most of them have since been abandoned. This authoritative history of lens technology also includes brief biographies of several outstanding lens designers and manufacturers of the past.
 

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Interesting book describing the history of the photographic lens from the start of photography until around 1980. One sees the lens evolving from a single two-element telescope objective to very ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

Inhalt

A Brief Historical Survey
7
Contents
9
Identifying a Given Lens
14
VI
18
References
19
The Achromatic Landscape Lens
26
Portrait Lenses
33
CurvedField Lenses
44
Contents ix
122
Telephoto Lenses
131
Modern Telephoto Zoom Lenses
139
FishEye or Sky Lenses
145
Varifocal and Zoom Lenses
153
Zoom Lens Types
159
Optically Compensated Zoom Lenses
170
Catadioptric Systems
176

Early Double Objectives
49
Unsymmetrical Doublets Spherically Corrected
62
Optical Glass
69
Other Materials
79
The Unar and Tessar
86
The Dialyte Type
100
The Heliar and Its Variations
106
The Wray HighAperture Radiographic Lens
115
The Zeiss Planar Lens
121
Rear Attachments
190
49
271
A Glossary of Optical Terms
315
50
317
Lens Names Index
323
52
324
77
330
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