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Still in eraly developmente... but is this the future?
a battery dependent lens....doh
I´m amazed that they even do research on that sector but for cellphones and digicams this might be good...don´t see any leica lens made of liquid in the future....do you have some spare batteries for my Summiquid?? :-D
I have to search my archives but I´m certanly sure that I read about a functioning liquid lens in a pre 20th cent. panorama or 360° camera, were oil was used in a glass ball to make the diffraction higher...
Does anyone know about this?!
must admit, i prefer glass lenses and liquid lunches!!!!!!
In the mid 1800's, a panoramic camera was used to take images of Paris. It had a liquid filled lens to capture the extended field of view. If memory serves me well, it was exhibited at the Met in the 150th anniversary of photography show - On the Art of Fixing a Shadow: 150 Years of Photography.
Goes to show, "what is old is new again".
There was a snippet in a magazine (AP?) a few months back about a record auction for a certain camera, which had a liquid lens - dated from third quarter of the 1800's so probably the panoramic one mentioned by thafred and kbg32.
A couple of decades ago liquid-filled spectacles were being mooted as a solution to the third-world's vision problems. Pump up the lenses to give the best vision.
As for enthusiast's cameras, liquid lenses may be a blind alley (excuse bad pun) :D
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