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Systematics Of Photographic Lens Types
Author(s): Jan Hoogland
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Paper Abstract

Classification of photographic lens types has been undertaken in several ways of which the historical approach and the approach by Kingslake are the most important ones. A new classification is proposed which is based on the method of the Petzvalsum (P) correction. It is shown that the correction of P is the pivotal problem in photographic lens design and that all lenstypes can be considered as a consequence thereof. Most aberrations originate in the process of correcting P and their reduction can best be undertaken as an effort to improve the method of P correction. Fifth order field curvature is often characteristic of the method of P correction and is for most lenses the performance-limiting aberration. This classification is useful in understanding a lensform, as a guide to improve the aberration correction, and as a method to find new lensforms.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 September 1980
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0237, 1980 International Lens Design Conference, (16 September 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.959088
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Jan Hoogland, Optical Design Consultant (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0237:
1980 International Lens Design Conference
Robert E. Fischer, Editor(s)

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