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Lens Collection

"Lens: Unveiling the World through Optics and Vision" Step into a world of wonder as we explore the captivating realm of lenses

Background imageLens Collection: Newtons Opticks with colour Spectrum

Newtons Opticks with colour Spectrum
Opticks by the English physicist and mathematician Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727), published in 1704 with a colour spectrum produced by a prism projected across the title page

Background imageLens Collection: Eye anatomy, artwork

Eye anatomy, artwork
Eye anatomy, computer artwork. At the front of the eye is the cornea, a transparent coating. Behind this is the lens, which is partly covered by the iris

Background imageLens Collection: Descartes optics theory, 17th century

Descartes optics theory, 17th century
Descartes optics theory, artwork. This is the eye diagram from Descartes book Optics (1637). Three external points are shown depicted on the retina at the back of the eye

Background imageLens Collection: Camera lenses

Camera lenses. Seen here (from left to right) are: a wide-angle fixed lens, a standard zoom lens (left), a wide-angle zoom lens (right) and a telephoto lens

Background imageLens Collection: Press photographer with hidden camera in his hat

Press photographer with hidden camera in his hat
A rather shifty looking press photographer cunningly conceals a camera behind his hat with the lens poking through a convenient hole. Date: 1914

Background imageLens Collection: Compound eye of a fly, SEM Z340 / 0698

Compound eye of a fly, SEM Z340 / 0698
Compound eye. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the surface of a compound eye from a fruit fly (Drosophila busckii). The eye consists of many rounded lenses known as ommatidia

Background imageLens Collection: Royal Society endorsement of a lens-grinder, 1600s

Royal Society endorsement of a lens-grinder, 1600s
Opticians advertisement illustrated with Archimedes at a telescope, London, 1694. Hand-colored woodcut of a 17th-century illustration

Background imageLens Collection: Hawaii, Woman Laying On The Beach In Remote Tropical Location

Hawaii, Woman Laying On The Beach In Remote Tropical Location

Background imageLens Collection: Advert for Stereoscopic Company, hand-held cameras 1894

Advert for Stereoscopic Company, hand-held cameras 1894
Advert for the London Stereoscopic and Photographic Company, two latest hand-helded cameras: The New Binocular camera, hand camera takes moving objects instantaneously, no need for focussing

Background imageLens Collection: Amateur astronomy, computer artwork

Amateur astronomy, computer artwork
Amateur astronomy. Computer artwork of a silhouetted amateur astronomer using a telescope to view the Milky Way. The Milky Way is a band of stars in the night sky that is a view of our own spiral

Background imageLens Collection: TV camera and cameraman

TV camera and cameraman. This TV camera is made by Sony

Background imageLens Collection: Family tree

Family tree. Magnifying glass being held over a section of a family tree

Background imageLens Collection: Film camera

Film camera. Leica R4 35mm film camera. This camera was produced by Leica in the 1980s

Background imageLens Collection: First World War Vimy Canadian Memorial, near Lens, Nord Pas de Calais, Nord-Picardiy

First World War Vimy Canadian Memorial, near Lens, Nord Pas de Calais, Nord-Picardiy, France, Europe

Background imageLens Collection: Kilauea Lighhouse located on Kilauea Point on the island of Kauai, Hawaii, USA

Kilauea Lighhouse located on Kilauea Point on the island of Kauai, Hawaii, USA
Kilauea Lighthouse located on Kilauea Point on the island of Kauai, Hawaii, USA

Background imageLens Collection: Eye surgery, conceptual artwork

Eye surgery, conceptual artwork
Eye surgery. Conceptual artwork of a human eye with a windscreen wiper being used to produce clear vision. This represents the correction of conditions such as a cataract (cloudiness of the eyes lens)

Background imageLens Collection: Rosenhain optical microscope

Rosenhain optical microscope. The viewing lens (eyepiece, upper right), focusing wheel (lower right) and objective lens (centre) are seen

Background imageLens Collection: Magnifying glass

Magnifying glass. The glass lens is polished to an exact shape to produce a clear image. It magnifies the view of an object because the shape of the lens is convex

Background imageLens Collection: External anatomy of the human eye (with labels)

External anatomy of the human eye (with labels)

Background imageLens Collection: Cross section illustrations of human eyes with concave and concave lenses looking at green tree

Cross section illustrations of human eyes with concave and concave lenses looking at green tree
Arrow Sign, Astigmatism, Biomedical Illustration, Concave, Convex, Cross Section, Direction, Directly Above, Eyesight, Focus, Green, Human Eye, Lens, Light, Long, Looking, No People, Part Of

Background imageLens Collection: Digital illustration of human eye transforming images made from light into electrical impulses

Digital illustration of human eye transforming images made from light into electrical impulses
arrow sign, biomedical illustration, blue background, connection, cornea, cross section, digitally generated, direction, eyesight, full frame, horizontal, human eye, iris, lens, no people

Background imageLens Collection: Self-portrait from another Century

Self-portrait from another Century
Raffaele Corte

Background imageLens Collection: Normal anatomy of the eye in cross section

Normal anatomy of the eye in cross section
Horizontal, Vision, Detail, Anatomy, Diagram, Muscle, Illustration, Lens, Iris, Medical, Eyeball, Biology, Lateral, Cut Out, White Background, Eye, Artwork, Cross Section, Color Image, Close Up

Background imageLens Collection: A Teenage Boy and Girl with a Viewer for an Optique Picture (Nozoki-karakuri); Kobo Da

A Teenage Boy and Girl with a Viewer for an Optique Picture (Nozoki-karakuri); Kobo Daishis Poem on the Jewel River of Koya (Koya no Tamagawa: Kobo Daishi), ca. 1788

Background imageLens Collection: Carl Zeiss Jena Concave Mirror Lens - Searchlights

Carl Zeiss Jena Concave Mirror Lens - Searchlights
Carl Zeiss Jena Concave Mirror Lens for large electric headlamps (searchlights) which used these 2m wide parabolic reflectors. Date: 1926

Background imageLens Collection: Dreads

Dreads
Mel Brackstone

Background imageLens Collection: Enlargement glass photographed on a reflecting surface

Enlargement glass photographed on a reflecting surface. Date of Photograph:1935

Background imageLens Collection: Close up of a doctor with his face half-covered by the lens for observation

Close up of a doctor with his face half-covered by the lens for observation. Date of Photograph:1936 ca

Background imageLens Collection: Watchmaker at work

Watchmaker at work Florence. Date of Photograph:1950 - 1960 ca

Background imageLens Collection: Half-length portrait of a man looking at small objects with a monocle lens

Half-length portrait of a man looking at small objects with a monocle lens. Date of Photograph:1950 -1960 ca

Background imageLens Collection: Vertical microscope dating back to the eighteenth century. The picture was taken during

Vertical microscope dating back to the eighteenth century. The picture was taken during the Exhibition of Science History in 1929, in Florence. Florence Exhibition of Science History

Background imageLens Collection: The image shows cattotropic microscopes of the scientist Giovan Battists Amici

The image shows cattotropic microscopes of the scientist Giovan Battists Amici, with drawers and accessories, in the foreground is an ocular micrometer, with double images

Background imageLens Collection: Multiple spectroscope designed and built by Astronomer P. Angelo Secchi

Multiple spectroscope designed and built by Astronomer P. Angelo Secchi. The instrument is preserved in the Astronomical Observatory of Rome

Background imageLens Collection: English vertical microscope dating back to the twentieth century belonging to the Carbonelli

English vertical microscope dating back to the twentieth century belonging to the Carbonelli Collection, Rome. The picture was taken during the Exhibition of Science History in 1929

Background imageLens Collection: Closeup shot of touristic telescope against italian vilage at sunset. Warm sunset light

Closeup shot of touristic telescope against italian vilage at sunset. Warm sunset light

Background imageLens Collection: Tower Optical, viewfinder in Santorini during the day. Tourist binoculars

Tower Optical, viewfinder in Santorini during the day. Tourist binoculars, Touristic telescope look at the sea from town in Santorini island. Summer

Background imageLens Collection: Tourist telescope eyepiece. Travel tourist destination landscape magnification

Tourist telescope eyepiece. Travel tourist destination landscape magnification

Background imageLens Collection: Autumn background blurred orange. Bokeh autumn park background, dream peaceful bokeh autumn colors

Autumn background blurred orange. Bokeh autumn park background, dream peaceful bokeh autumn colors

Background imageLens Collection: DSLR reflex camera photographing with on screen live image of a little foal having a rest in

DSLR reflex camera photographing with on screen live image of a little foal having a rest in the green grass with flowers

Background imageLens Collection: DSLR reflex camera photographing with on screen live image of mountain landscape at sunrise with

DSLR reflex camera photographing with on screen live image of mountain landscape at sunrise with fog Morning sunshine with fog o DSLR reflex camera photographing with on screen live image of mountain

Background imageLens Collection: Tropical beach background with palm trees silhouette at sunset. Vintage effect

Tropical beach background with palm trees silhouette at sunset. Vintage effect

Background imageLens Collection: 8mm Film Projector Date: 1950

8mm Film Projector Date: 1950

Background imageLens Collection: #37050073

#37050073

Background imageLens Collection: USA, New Jersey, Highlands, Twin Lights State Historic Site, first lighthouse in USA

USA, New Jersey, Highlands, Twin Lights State Historic Site, first lighthouse in USA to use fresnel lens, 1862

Background imageLens Collection: Eclipse 2017

Eclipse 2017
Solar eclipse August 21, 2017 at 1:15pm from Madison, Wisconsin, USA. Matt Anderson

Background imageLens Collection: Human intelligent optical interface

Human intelligent optical interface
Krzysiek Kulesza

Background imageLens Collection: Self-portrait from another Century

Self-portrait from another Century
Raffaele Corte (Raphakor)

Background imageLens Collection: Negative

Negative
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"Lens: Unveiling the World through Optics and Vision" Step into a world of wonder as we explore the captivating realm of lenses. From Sir Isaac Newton's groundbreaking work in his masterpiece "Opticks" to unraveling the mesmerizing color spectrum, lenses have been instrumental in our understanding of light. Delve into the intricate anatomy of the human eye, where lenses play a vital role in focusing incoming light onto our retinas. Witness how artists throughout history have skillfully depicted this remarkable feature, capturing its essence on canvas for eternity. Travel back to the 17th century and discover René Descartes' revolutionary optics theory that laid the foundation for modern lens technology. Marvel at camera lenses, which enable us to freeze moments in time with unparalleled clarity and precision. Take a closer look at nature's ingenious creation - the compound eye of a fly - magnified under an SEM Z340/0698 microscope. Appreciate its complexity and marvel at how it inspired advancements in lens design. Learn about The Royal Society's endorsement of skilled lens-grinders during the 1600s, recognizing their invaluable contributions to science and innovation. Explore Kilauea Lighthouse perched majestically on Kilauea Point, Hawaii – guiding ships safely with its powerful lens since 1913. Reflect upon history as you visit Vimy Canadian Memorial near Lens, Nord Pas de Calais – a poignant tribute honoring those who fought valiantly during World War I. Discover how cameras equipped with lenses captured these significant moments forever etched in our collective memory. Transport yourself to 1894 when hand-held stereoscopic cameras revolutionized photography; witness an advertisement from Stereoscopic Company showcasing their innovative products that brought images to life like never before. Witness firsthand how television cameras capture live events while skilled cameramen navigate every angle effortlessly. Celebrate your own roots by exploring your family tree through generations captured by various lenses throughout time. Finally, embrace the nostalgia of film cameras and their timeless charm.