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The Wollensak Optical Company

Published: December 16, 2015 5:01:00 pm 4321 Views

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The Scheimpflug Principle

Published: December 16, 2015 4:40:00 pm 1957 Views

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The Pictorial Lens

Published: December 16, 2015 4:37:00 pm 3310 Views

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Paul Rudolph

Published: December 16, 2015 4:34:00 pm 1705 Views

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Carl Zeiss

Published: December 16, 2015 4:31:00 pm 1542 Views

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Three Lenses in One

Published: May 1, 2014 4:26:19 pm 1472 Views

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 4:24:57 pm 1409 Views

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 4:23:31 pm 1445 Views

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 4:20:03 pm 1965 Views

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 5:43:46 pm 1528 Views

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 5:39:27 pm 1804 Views

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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