A History of the Photographic Lens Author : Rudolf Kingslake Publisher : Academic Press Total Pages : 334 Release : 1989-11-11 ISBN 10 : 0124086403 ISBN 13 : 9780124086401 Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL GET BOOK A History of the Photographic Lens Book Description: 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.