HISTORY OF THE PHOTOGRAPHIC LENS

HISTORY OF THE PHOTOGRAPHIC LENS

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The lens is generally the most expensive and least understood part of any camera. In this book, Rudolf Kingslake traces the historical development of the various types of lenses from Daguerres invention of photography in 1839 through lenses commonly used today.RLFFrom an early lens still being manufactured for use in low-cost cameras to designs made possible through such innovations as lens coating, rare-earth glasses, and computer aided lens design and testing, the author details each major advance in design and fabrication. The book explains how and why each new lens type was developed, and why most of them have since been abandoned. This
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