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Lens design history

Ruahrc

Ann Arbor, US
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Ruahrc Registered since 08th Jul 2007
Sat 04-Feb-12 05:42 AM

I don't often frequent canonrumors, but found a very fascinating article there.

http://www.canonrumors.com/tech-articles/lens-genealogy/

It's interesting to see the roots of most modern designs. I do wonder why or why not true "ground-up" lens designs have not been attempted or are not attempted very often? Perhaps there is only so many base combinations to start from.

Norman

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Matto

Glenwood, US
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Matto Silver Member Nikonian since 20th Jan 2007
Sat 04-Feb-12 04:18 PM

Norman
A very interesting article. Thanks for posting the link.

Matthew

Floridian

Tallahassee, Florida, US
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Floridian Silver Member Nikonian since 11th Feb 2007
Sat 04-Feb-12 08:09 PM

Yes, very informative! Thanks for posting the link.

Randy

blw

Richmond, US
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blw Moderator Awarded for his high level of expertise in various areas Nikonian since 18th Jun 2004
Sun 05-Feb-12 02:00 AM

Plenty have been attempted. Few have survived the test of time. In fact, many (I'd guess most) don't even make it past the computer these days.

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avm247

Rancho Cordova, US
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avm247 Moderator Awarded for high skills in documentary architecture and aviation photography Donor Ribbon. Awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Charter Member
Sun 05-Feb-12 05:30 AM

Here is a link to some classic Nikkors.

http://imaging.nikon.com/history/nikkor/

Enjoy!


Anthony

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