Wednesday, May 25, 2011

A few quartz flourite UV lenses on the bench for lens transmission measurements

As I was taking some measurements with the Coastal Optics UV-VIS-NIR Apo 60mm, I thought why not also testing a few other fully color-corrected lenses while I'm at it... (forgot the Coastal Optics 105mm, unfortunately...)

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[validity: approx 310 - 750nm]
Interesting to note, how similar the older designs (Zeiss UV-Sonnar 105mm and LOMO UFAR-12 41mm) are, but the Pentax Ultra Achromatic Takumar 85mm has a notch in terms of transmission. Then comes the UV-Nikkor 105mm and the newer CERCO 94mm; the newest and best being the most advanced development, the Coastal Optics UV-VIS-NIR Apo 60mm.

Stay tuned, more will follow on that fascinating subject...

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