24 August 2009 Practical design considerations for modern photographic optics
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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.
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Ken Rockwell, Ken Rockwell, } "Practical design considerations for modern photographic optics", Proc. SPIE 7428, Current Developments in Lens Design and Optical Engineering X, 742804 (24 August 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.828380; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.828380


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