Selected by the American Library Association’s ‘Choice’ magazine as “best technical book”, the first edition of this book soon established itself as the usual reference work on all aspects of photographic lenses and associated optical systems. This is unsurprising, as Sidney Ray provides a complete, comprehensive reference source for someone wanting information on photographic lenses, from the student to the practitioner or specialist working with visual and digital media around the globe.
This third edition has been fully revised and expanded to include the rapid progress in the last decade in optical technology and advances in relevant electronic and digital forms of imaging. Each chapter has been revised and expanded the use of new figures and photographs as appropriate, in addition to extended bibliographies. New chapters include details of filters, measurements from images and the optical systems of digital cameras. Details of electronic and digital imaging have been integrated all over. More information is given on topics such as aspherics, diffractive optics, ED glasses, image stabilization, optical technology, video projection and new types of lenses.
A choice of the contents includes chapters on: optical theory, aberrations, auto center of attention, lens testing, depth of field, development of photographic lenses, general properties of lenses, wide-angle lenses, telephoto lenses, video lenses, viewfinder systems, camera movements, projection systems and 3-D systems.
Everything you want to know about still and moving image lenses in one handy volume
Be completely up-to-date with vital new information on optics for digital imagingBenefit from the expertise of this award-winning technical author