Wide-angle bronze mounted Glob

c.1862 in New York

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Wide-angle bronze mounted Glob
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Wide-angle bronze mounted Globe camera lens made by C.C. Harrison and J. Schnitzer of New York in around 1862. From accession form: An early for of wide angle lens. With less covering power than the Sutton panoramic water lens if is better corrected for astigmatism and chromatic aberations, though it suffers from distortion on the edges of the field. An advanced form of this construction with special curves for the two lenses but with much smaller apertures can be seen in the Goerz Hypergon which covers 130 degrees as against the 90 degrees of this lens.

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