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The History of Lenses: How Glass Shapes Our World

Timothy Griggs Education History Lenses Photography

From eyeglasses and telescopes to cameras and microscopes, the lens has shaped the way we see the world in every aspect of our life.

Our friends over at Filmmaker IQ take an in-depth look at the history of optics and how we went from the ancient Nimrud lens to the multi element coated lenses we use today.

Check out the videos below.  


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