Camera Technology: The Dark Side of the Lens
For anyone who has ever wondered how cameras work, this book is a pleasant way to learn. It is generously endowed with enough fundamentals to satisfy the technical specialist, without intimidating the casual but curious amateur photographer. The author has repaired, modified, and designed and analyzed cameras for the past forty five years. With this background, he goes beyond describing camera functions based on advertised data, instead the book explains how various cameras really work. The book peels off the cover panels and lets you look into the dark side of the lens. The dozen or so formulas use simple math and the drawings alone are worth the price of admission.
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35 mm cameras 35 mm SLR aberrations angle aperture stop AUTOCOLLIMATOR autoexposure autofocus autofocus systems axis baselength battery beam beamsplitter best focus blade-set blades camera body Canon’s cartridge cells close coil collimator curtain detector diaphragm disk distance drawing electrical electromagnet electronic exit pupil exposure f-number f-stop FILM ﬁlm ﬂatness ﬁlm plane ﬁlm’s ﬁlter ﬁnd ﬁnder ﬁrst ﬂare ﬂash focal length focal plane shutter focus offset focus setting focusing aid front ground glass horizontal hyperfocal distance image motion image surface inﬁnity inﬂuence latch lens lenses located magnet magniﬁcation main lever measure meter microscope mirror motor moving ocular optical oscilloscope pentaprism photocell photomultiplier picture aperture plastic polarized posure pressure plate pulses rangeﬁnder reﬂected reﬂex rollers rotation scene screen shown shutter speed signal slit sprocket stop switch take-up spool target test lens trip button ultrasonic motor user’s vertical viewﬁnder viewscreen vignetting voltage