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Paul Rudolph (physicist)

Paul Rudolph (1858-1935) was a German physicist who designed the first anastigmatic lens while working for Carl Zeiss. After World War I, he joined the Hugo Meyer optical company, where he designed most of their cine lenses.[1]


1890: First anastigmat lens "protar" [2]

1895: Planar design

1899: Unar design

1902: Tessar design

1918: Plasmat design

1922: Kino-Plasmat design

1926: Makro-Plasmat design

1931: Kleinbild-Plasmat design


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