Petzval lens

Petz·​val lens | \ ˈpetsˌväl- \

Definition of Petzval lens

: a two-element highly achromatized camera objective having low transmission loss

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History and Etymology for Petzval lens

after Joseph Petzval †1891 Austrian mathematician and opticist

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“Petzval lens.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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