Camera Technology: The Dark Side of the Lens

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Academic Press, May 14, 1992 - Technology & Engineering - 309 pages
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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.
  • Describes how cameras work and how well they overcome the difficulties in making a technically perfect photo
  • Covers causes of image faults
  • Presents unique methods for testing cameras
  • Covers integration of optics, electronics, and mechanics in contemporary cameras
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Focusing
1
Chapter 2 Exposure
51
Chapter 3 Time Lag
101
Chapter 4 Viewfinders
123
Chapter 5 Film Support
151
Chapter 6 Hardware
199
Chapter 7 Testing
227
Appendices
279
Bibliography
285
Glossary
287
Index
303
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