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Optical Engineering

Photographic zoom fisheye lens design for DSLR cameras
Author(s): Yufeng Yan; Jose Sasian
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Paper Abstract

Photographic fisheye lenses with fixed focal length for cameras with different sensor formats have been well developed for decades. However, photographic fisheye lenses with variable focal length are rare on the market due in part to the greater design difficulty. This paper presents a large aperture zoom fisheye lens for DSLR cameras that produces both circular and diagonal fisheye imaging for 35-mm sensors and diagonal fisheye imaging for APS-C sensors. The history and optical characteristics of fisheye lenses are briefly reviewed. Then, a 9.2- to 16.1-mm F/2.8 to F/3.5 zoom fisheye lens design is presented, including the design approach and aberration control. Image quality and tolerance performance analysis for this lens are also presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 September 2017
PDF: 12 pages
Opt. Eng. 56(9) 095103 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.56.9.095103
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 56, Issue 9
Show Author Affiliations
Yufeng Yan, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Jose Sasian, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)


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