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Practical design considerations for modern photographic optics
Author(s): Ken Rockwell
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Paper Abstract

In the 1950s, cameras and lenses didn't communicate. Optical bench tests were sufficient to characterize lens performance completely. Today, optics are only one small factor in the much larger electro-optical systems which are today's cameras. Bench performance alone isn't enough. For a lens to be useful it must work in concert with modern cameras' focus, exposure and data systems. This paper explores these numerous issues and their influences on lens design. Outside-the-barrel ergonomic and systems issues are covered in SPIE paper 7428-19.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 August 2009
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7428, Current Developments in Lens Design and Optical Engineering X, 742804 (24 August 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.828380
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Ken Rockwell, Consultant (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7428:
Current Developments in Lens Design and Optical Engineering X
Pantazis Z. Mouroulis; R. Barry Johnson; Virendra N. Mahajan, Editor(s)

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