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General paraxial analysis of mechanically compensated zoom lenses
Author(s): Kazuo Tanaka
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Paper Abstract

It is analyzed a mechanically compensated zoom lens in which the second and fourth components are movable to attain zooming effects, while the first, third and fifth components are fixed during zooming. It is derived a set of quartic and two (or four) elements simultaneous zoom equations each of which simultaneously satisfies two paraxial conditions; continuous change of magnification (or focal length) and constant object-image distance. Analytical solutions are obtained together with an approximate zoom equation in the vicinity of a critical point and that near a singular point. Numerical example is added to show the effectiveness of the analysis.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 July 1999
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 3749, 18th Congress of the International Commission for Optics, (19 July 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.354750
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Kazuo Tanaka, Canon, Inc. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3749:
18th Congress of the International Commission for Optics
Alexander J. Glass; Joseph W. Goodman; Milton Chang; Arthur H. Guenther; Toshimitsu Asakura, Editor(s)

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