Walter Mandler (1922-2005) designed many double Gauss lenses for Leica cameras. We review form and aberration balance for his most renowned lenses. Designs are re-evaluated using modern optimisation routines with special attention to glass replacement.
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(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(120.3620) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Lens system design
(220.0220) Optical design and fabrication : Optical design and fabrication
(220.3630) Optical design and fabrication : Lenses
R. P. Jonas and M. D. Thorpe, "Double Gauss Lens Design: A Review of Some Classics Using Modern Methods," in International Optical Design, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper MB2.
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