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  • Vol. 11, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 1972
  • pp: 50–53

Optical Design at Kodak

R. Kingslake, D. P. Feder, and C. P. Bray  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 11, Issue 1, pp. 50-53 (1972)

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The persons and the methods they employed for designing Kodak camera lenses are recalled, from the earliest, almost symmetrical four-element air spaced lenses, designed by hand, through the large lenses made for aerial cameras during World War II and the introduction of rare-earth glasses and then plastics, to very high resolution modern lenses for microfilm cameras and high quality zoom lenses for Super-8-mm motion picture equipment, designed almost completely automatically by electronic computers. The most modern and powerful methods of evaluating optical-image quality, including the role of the human eye, and the use of those methods for lens design and system and production engineering are described.

© 1972 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: April 28, 1971
Published: January 1, 1972

R. Kingslake, D. P. Feder, and C. P. Bray, "Optical Design at Kodak," Appl. Opt. 11, 50-53 (1972)

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