Lenses

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THE LENS

-Introduction

[Focus is on imaging lenses]

[What does a lens do]

[Lenses are subjective]


-Anatomy of a lens

[What is a lens?]

[Lens elements / lens groups]

[Coating]

[The aperture]

[The helicoid]


-The influence of lens design on the image

[Abberations and their uses]

[Contrast (air to glass spaces)]

[Speed]

[Bokeh]

[Character]


-The history of lenses

[Rapid Rectiliniears, Aplanats, Petzval]

[Triplets & Tessars]

[Exotic designs]

[Post-computer lens design]


-What can I do with this?

[Where to look for old lenses]

[Ways to use old lenses]

[Making or altering things yourself]

[Get rid of sharp == good mentality]