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Development Of The Photographic Objective
Author(s): Rudolf Kingslake
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Paper Abstract

A brief outline is given of the development of the more significant types of photographic objective lens that have been introduced since the invention of photography some 145 years ago. Many other forms have been tried, but because they were inferior to, or more expensive than, existing types, they were eventually abandoned. The use of the modern electronic computer has enabled designers to experiment with more complex arrangements, some of which are now regularly manufactured.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 July 1985
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0531, Geometrical Optics, (26 July 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.946503
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Rudolf Kingslake, University of Rochester (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0531:
Geometrical Optics
Robert E. Fischer; Warren J. Smith, Editor(s)

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