Joseph Petzval lens design approach

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We pose that there is enough information left to reconstruct Petzval lens design approach, and answer the question of how Joseph Petzval design his famous portrait objective.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Optical Design Conference 2017
EditorsJulius A. Muschaweck, John R. Rogers, Peter P. Clark, Richard N. Pfisterer
ISBN (Electronic)9781510616721
StatePublished - 2017
EventInternational Optical Design Conference 2017, IODC 2017 - Denver, United States
Duration: Jul 9 2017Jul 13 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


OtherInternational Optical Design Conference 2017, IODC 2017
CountryUnited States


  • Joseph Petzval
  • aberration theory
  • landscape objective
  • lens design
  • photographic lens
  • portrait objective

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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