Friday, October 1, 2010

[UV] A surprising lens without UV focus shift

Well, I am studying lenses since quite some time and was researching the history of some, when I noticed the same reflection pattern (which is a hint for the lens design) in an previously overlooked lens I have...

Well, I tested it good for 330nm in my spectrometer and in theory it should have no focus shift (or just a tad)...

So best is always to try it out, so here some first tests!

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UV (Baader U-filter, 310-390nm):

Long story short - it has hardly any visible focus shift!

Look at these mites and  fine webs!! Pretty fine resolution it has.

More about it later ... and sssshhhh, that lens is a secret until then ;)

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

More info on this very interesting field may be found on my site