This book explains fundamental optical principles that apply to photography, cameras, and lenses. It is intended for professionals and serious amateur photographers as well as lens designers and optical engineers.
Contents: Introduction. Meniscus Landscape Lenses; Portrait Lenses; Early Double Objectives; Optical Glass; The First Anastigmats; The Triplet Lens and Its Modifications; Meniscus Anastigmats; Telephoto Lenses; Reversed Telephoto Lenses; Varifocal and Zoom Lenses; Catadioptric (Mirror) Systems; Lens Attachments; Brief Biographies. Appendix: A Glossary of Optical Terms. Index. In this book, author Kingslake traces the historical development of the various types of lenses from Daguerre's invention of photography in 1839 through lenses commonly used today. Provides valuable information to anyone interested in the evolution of lens design.
A large part of this book is devoted to a study of possible design procedures for various types of lens or mirror systems, with fully worked examples of each. The reader is urged to follow the logic of these examples and be sure that he understands what is happening, noticing particularly how each available degree of freedom is used to control one aberration. Not every type of lens has been considered, of course, but the design techniques illustrated here can readily be applied to the design of other more complex systems. It is assumed that the reader has access to a small computer to help with the ray tracing, otherwise he may find the computations so time-consuming that he is liable to lose track of what he is trying to accomplish.
Optical System Design covers the basic knowledge of optics and the flow of light through an optical system. This book is organized into 16 chapters that deal with various components of an optical system, from light and images to spectroscopic apparatus. The book first discusses the simple components of an optical system, including its light, lens, oblique beams, and photochemical aspects. It then deals with the system’s projection, plane mirrors, prisms, magnifying instruments, and telescope. Other components considered are the surveying instruments, mirror imaging systems, photographic optics, and spectroscopic apparatus. This book is of value to undergraduate students with courses in geometrical optics and system design.
Classic detailed treatment for practical designer. Fundamental concepts, systematic study and design of all types of optical systems. Reader can then design simpler optical systems without aid. Part Two of Two.
If a single lens can form an image, why does our camera have several elements? A curious child, Rudolf Kingslake inquired of his father the answer to this question nearly one hundred years ago, foreshadowing his remarkable career in optics and his future influence on a newly formed branch of science. Born in 1903, at the beginning of the era of technological progress, Kinglake graduated from the Imperial College in London and was offered a position on the original faculty of what came to be known as the renowned University of Rochester Institute of Optics. Martin Scott details the life of the beloved professor who maintained simultaneous careers in academia and industry as the director of Optical Design for Kodak. Filled with personal reminisces and anecdotes from friends, family and colleagues, Rudolf Kingslake: A Life in Optics/> encompasses the breadth and vivacity of the pioneer and his astounding life. Martin L. Scott is former director of scientific imaging at the Eastman Kodak Company, and built the Kingslake Archives online register for the Rush Rhees Library's Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, University of Rochester.