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Video: The History and Science of Camera Lenses


After exploring the science of digital camera sensors, Filmmaker IQ just published this new video that explores the history and science of lenses. John Hess talks about everything from the ancient Nimrud lens from 750 B.C. up through how Japan came to dominate the lens industry.

“No camera could be complete without a lens – the glass technology that brings the world into focus,” the channel writes. “Dive into the history of the lens from it’s early beginning as a fire starting tool to the plethora of modern designs.”