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The Wollensak Optical Company

Published: December 16, 2015 5:01pm 4940 Views

The Wollensak Optical Company

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The Scheimpflug Principle

Published: December 16, 2015 4:40pm 2303 Views

The Scheimpflug Principle

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The Pictorial Lens

Published: December 16, 2015 4:37pm 3492 Views

The Pictorial Lens

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Paul Rudolph

Published: December 16, 2015 4:34pm 1835 Views

Paul Rudolph

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Carl Zeiss

Published: December 16, 2015 4:31pm 1685 Views

Carl Zeiss

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Three Lenses in One

Published: May 1, 2014 4:26pm 1562 Views

Three Lenses in One

Before zoom lenses had been developed (the forerunners of which were being developed early in the 20th century) photographers had use of the triple convertible lens.

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The Macro

Published: May 1, 2014 4:24pm 1508 Views

The Macro

Macrophotography--the art of the extreme close-up--is a popular and important part of all phases and interest in the field.

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What's In A Name?

Published: May 1, 2014 4:23pm 1526 Views

What's In A Name?

Optics comes with its own etymology, traceable name words that usually signify something of the development of a lens, a camera, even, sometimes, a company itself.

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The History of a Photographic Lens

Published: May 1, 2014 4:20pm 2105 Views

The History of a Photographic Lens

No discussion of the history of optics in Rochester would be complete without noting the considerable contributions made by Rudolf Kingslake to the field.

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The Classics

Published: April 8, 2014 5:43pm 1651 Views

The Classics

Here at Westech Optical, we're passionate about engineering, innovation... and about history. In Rochester, NY, we're surrounded by artifacts of the history of the optics industry, both home-grown and foreign.

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Vintage Bausch and Lomb

Published: April 8, 2014 5:39pm 1921 Views

Vintage Bausch and Lomb

Here in Rochester, the two German immigrants whose partnership started the Bausch and Lomb company were interested in the manufacture of monocles.

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