The History and Science of Lenses

In this intriguing video of the history and science of lenses, Filmmaker IQ gives us a tour down history lane to the earliest days of the optics that made possible not just photography but various genres of science:

The tour takes us through the development stages of lenses and right down to the present day, when technological advancements have made it possible to produce marvelous optics that have taken photography to a completely new level.

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This should be a fascinating watch for anybody who wants to know how lenses came about, their earliest uses, how they helped develop the nascent art of photography, and how better lens designs have helped drive photography to its current state.

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