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#1 Dylan Kress

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 01:57 PM

Hey guys,

I'm looking for a good book or article on cinema lenses and the various formats in which they are used. I have a basic understanding, but I have a hard time wrapping my mind around the math behind it all. I'm just looking for a good place to start. Any suggestions?

Thanks a ton,
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#2 Simon Wyss

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 02:12 PM

Sidney F. Ray: The Photographic Lens. Focal Press, 1979-1992-? ISBN 0 2405 1329 0
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#3 Chris Keth

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 05:09 PM

Its out of print, but find a copy of the excellent book "Optics and Focus for Camera Assistants." It sounds like just what you need.
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#4 Dylan Kress

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 05:17 PM

Dang,

A quick search and I don't see it anywhere. I'll keep an eye open.

Thanks for the suggestions guys.

Later,
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