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2009-02-11 07:07:00

LAKE FOREST, Calif., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- N3L Optics, a revolutionary sunglass store committed to carrying the world's best assortment of performance eyewear, announced today the release of N3LOptics.com, creating an online destination for athletes and outdoor enthusiasts to discover the latest in sport performance optics. "Our commitment to customer education has been the inspiration behind N3LOptics.com," says Kendra Reichenau, Senior Vice President for N3L Optics. "As an authentic...

2009-02-06 07:15:00

CARLSBAD, Calif., Feb. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- SynergEyes, Inc., the high Dk hybrid contact lens manufacturer, announced today the closing of $13.3 million in Series C financing to fund the development and clinical trials for next-generation hybrid contact lens products and to expand sales and marketing efforts globally. De Novo Ventures of Palo Alto, CA, led this round as well as SynergEyes' Series B round. Bio-Star Private Equity Fund joined Series A and B investors: Alloy Ventures, Delphi...

2009-01-14 07:05:00

Distorted cell-phone photos and big, clunky telephoto lenses could be things of the past. University of Wisconsin-Madison Electrical and Computer Engineering Associate Professor Zhenqiang (Jack) Ma and colleagues have developed a flexible light-sensitive material that could revolutionize photography and other imaging technologies. Their technology is featured on the cover of the January 5 issue of Applied Physics Letters. When a device records an image, light passes through a lens and lands...

2008-12-19 08:23:00

New York Stylist Offers Advice on Making a Statement with Your Eyewear PINELLAS PARK, Fla., Dec. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Trendsetters are gearing up for the holiday season, scouring retail stores for the latest accessories to dress up their wardrobes. Accessorizing your overall look this fall with fashionable eyewear can help you stand out and will also provide you with the benefit of eye health and wellness. According to New York stylist and optician Matthew Sakolsky of famed...

2008-12-01 06:50:00

HYRUM, Utah, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- QuickPro, LLC is commemorating the launch of Photoburbia.com (http://photoburbia.com), its new online community for photographers of all skill levels, with a photography contest that features a Canon Rebel XSi Single-Lens Reflex (SLR) camera as the grand prize. To enter the contest, members simply create a site account and post any pictures that they have taken in the contest media files. Categories include: People & Portraits; Nature, Wildlife...

2008-10-23 11:35:56

Engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, are reporting a new way of creating computer chips that could revitalize optical lithography, a patterning technique that dominates modern integrated circuits manufacturing. By combining metal lenses that focus light through the excitation of electrons - or plasmons - on the lens' surface with a "flying head" that resembles the stylus on the arm of an old-fashioned LP turntable and is similar to those used in hard disk drives, the...

2008-09-22 16:16:21

New miniature image-capturing technology powered by water, sound, and surface tension could lead to smarter and lighter cameras in everything from cell phones and automobiles to autonomous robots and miniature spy planes. Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have designed and tested an adaptive liquid lens that captures 250 pictures per second and requires considerably less energy to operate than competing technologies. The lens is made up of a pair of water droplets, which...

2008-09-18 12:10:00

Leica Camera AG, a small German maker of cameras and lenses is hoping to gain bragging rights by making the world's fastest lens for still cameras. Before camera makers made it a goal to outdo each other with the number of megapixels and the zoom range of their lenses, lens speed was the top priority that could distinguish one camera from another. Leica this week announced that the latest version of its Noctilux lens will have an aperture number of 0.95, thus allowing it to gather 11...

2008-09-09 12:00:22

By Phil Grecian By Phil Grecian SPECIAL TO THE CAPITAL-JOURNAL You don't see many cowboy plays. Once you get past "Green Grow the Lilacs" (which, musicalized, became "Oklahoma!"), "Annie Get Your Gun,""Destry Rides Again" and a handful of others, the field gets pretty thin. Topeka Civic Theatre has opened their 2008-2009 season with a cowboy play, Norm Foster's "Outlaw." Most people in theatre view a play through the lenses of their personal disciplines. Your friendly neighborhood...

2008-03-19 16:50:00

Camera technology produces a "depth map" of the scene. The possible uses range from facial recognition to 'in vivo' biological imaging.The camera you own has one main lens and produces a flat, two-dimensional photograph, whether you hold it in your hand or view it on your computer screen. On the other hand, a camera with two lenses (or two cameras placed apart from each other) can take more interesting 3-D photos.But what if your digital camera saw the world through thousands of tiny lenses,...

Latest Photographic lens Reference Libraries

2010-09-16 15:48:43

A magnifying glass is a convex lens, usually mounted in a frame with a handle, which is used to produce a magnified image of an object. The glass works by creating a magnified virtual image of an object behind the lens. However, the distance between the lens and the object must be shorter than the focal length for the glass to work. If the distance is not correct then the image will appear small and inverted. Many magnifying glasses are mounted on a stand to insure the proper distance...

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