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    All you need to Know About Lens Design


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    This is great, Steve. Thanks.
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    I'm not too sure that this is exactly "all you need to know", but it is a good primer. Thanks for pointing it out, Steve. I especially appreciate the authors attitude about triplets - rather than holding them in distain he has elevated them to be the important lens design that they were.

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    Really cool, thanks for posting that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianShaw View Post
    I'm not too sure that this is exactly "all you need to know", but it is a good primer.
    Well, it's much more than I need to know... but very interesting!


    Steve.

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    Wow! Thank you! I have been looking for this type of lens information.

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    Good info, nice clean diagrams. Not to much jargon and a quick read! I like! Thanks!

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    Very good info and just wondering where all my OM lenses will fall.
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    Excellent information!

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    Quote Originally Posted by baachitraka View Post
    Very good info and just wondering where all my OM lenses will fall.
    It is quite likely that your OM lenses are of the same lens "type" as a number of their competitors. The differences between lenses of the same "type" arise from issues like construction materials and methods, sample variance tolerance, glass quality and type, coating quality and type and flare prevention.

    Generally those issues, along with issues like marketing and manufacturing economies of scale, are the issues that determine selling prices for new lenses.
    Matt

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