A History of the Photographic Lens

A History of the Photographic Lens

1st Edition - October 28, 1989

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  • Author: Rudolf Kingslake
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080508177
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780124086401

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Description

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.

Readership

Optical engineers and scientists with an interest in history, camera collectors, and photographers.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction. Meniscus Landscape Lenses. Portrait Lenses. Early Double Objectives. Optical Glass. The First Anastigmats. The Triplet Lens and its Modifications. Meniscus Anastigmats. Telephoto Lenses. Reversed Telephoto Lenses. Varifocal and Zoom Lenses. Catadioptric (Mirror) Systems. Lens Attachments. Brief Biographies. Appendix. A Glossary of Optical Terms.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 334
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1989
  • Published: October 28, 1989
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080508177
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780124086401

About the Author

Rudolf Kingslake

Rudolf Kingslake (1903-2003) was a founding faculty member of the Institute of Optics at The University of Rochester (1929) and remained teaching until 1983. Concurrently, in 1937 he became head of the lens design department at Eastman Kodak until his retirement in 1969. Dr. Kingslake published numerous papers, books, and was awarded many patents. He was a Fellow of SPIE and OSA, and an OSA President (1947-48). He was awarded the Progress Medal from SMPTE (1978), the Frederic Ives Medal (1973), and the Gold Medal of SPIE (1980).

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Rochester, NY, USA

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