Photographic Lenses in 19th Century GERMANY and AUSTRIA by Corrado D'Agostini

SKU PhotographicLenses 19th Century Germany/Austria

Photographic Lenses in 19th Century Germany and Austria - Voigtlaender - Petzval - Dietzler - Busch - Steinheil - Zeiss

Author Corrado D'Agostini with contributions by Ugo Menichini. Bandecci & Vivaldi 2016, ENGLISH text; hardcover, 11 1/2 x 8 1/2" (oblong), 322 pages,355 images and 126 tables, some in color

This book is the sequel to a previous volume devoted to the history of French lenses of the 19th century. In a similar way it traces the initial development of photographic lenses in Austria and Germany up to December 31th, 1899

Corrado D'Agostini does an in-depth analysis of the technical and historic evolution of photographic lenses in Austria and Germany from 1839, the year the first lens was made, up to the end of the 1800's.

He traces the history over the decades of each of the manufacturers, showing their developement side by side with the advances in photography's techniques.

Along with chapters devoted to the most famous manufacturers who invented the most important optical designs, he provides information regarding minor manufacturers as well as some that are almost unknown.

His lengthy research in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France and Great Britain has permitted him to provide images and technical data, including optical characteristics, dates of production, measurements and prices of each of the lenses.

Table of Contents:

Note to the readers
I An Historic Overview
II Voigtlander
III Petzval and Dietzler
IV Busch
V Steinheil
VI Zeiss
VII Some Others
Bibliography
Acknowledgements

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