Tag Archives: Lens Design

The Topogon – A Footnote (Cameras)

Published in Spring 1991  Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Charles Barringer

See Page 7 – 9

The author discusses the use of this design and trademark which was originally purposefully designed for us in the esoteric world of photogrammetry but came to become multiple prototypes for the Contax rangefinder with some actual examples that came to market.

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Paul Rudolph

Published in Autumn 2000 Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Larry Gubas

See Page 10.

A biography of the lens designer who took the preliminary findings of Professor Abbe and created the Zeiss Anastigmats (Protar), PLanar, Unar, Tessar and Amatar lenses. These are the lenses that put Carl Zeiss Jena front and center in the field of photographic lens design.

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