Articles tagged "optics"

The world's largest optical lens has been delivered for a $168M, 3.2-gigapixel telescope camera

The lens, which is destined for the $168 million 3.20-gigapixel Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), measures 1.57m (5.1ft) diameter and was delivered via semi to Menlo Park, California.

Lensbaby unveils Creative Bokeh and Sweet 80 optics

Lensbaby has released two new optics for their special "optic swap system." The Lensbaby Sweet 80 Optic gives you that trademark sweet spot of focus, while the Creative Bokeh optic gives you 9 different drop in aperture plate options to play with.

Flat metalenses now work with a range of colors

Harvard researchers have made advancements in development of a flat lens known as a metalens – for the first time, it can work with a continuous range of colors rather than one at a time. Read more

New glassless 'metalens' is 100,000X thinner than conventional optics

A team at Harvard University has designed a 'metalens', around 100,000 times thinner than an equivalent glass lens. Constructed from titanium dioxide 'nanofins', the lens is a mere 600 nanometers thick. Read more

Schneider Optics releases iPro Lens System for iPhone 5

The  iPro Lens System is now available for iPhone 5 with new lenses and case.  

Leica Noctilux: Overkill or Necessity

Leica is famous for its high-speed optics. This article is about my experience with different versions of the fastest of them all: Noctilux. Hopefully, it will be helpful for those who is planning on buying one.