AdvisorSasian, Jose M.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractFisheye lenses refer to ultra-wide angle lenses that have field of view equal or larger than 180 degrees. Such lenses introduce large amount of barrel distortion to capture at least the entire hemisphere in front of the lens. Fisheye lenses were initially designed for scientific use, such as cloud recording and angle measuring, and were widely used for commercial purposes later. The development of photographic fisheye lenses started in 1960s. However, the lack of detailed references on photographic fisheye lens design makes such design challenging. This thesis provides detailed introduction of photographic fisheye lens design for 35mm format DSLR cameras. A discussion on the history of fisheye lenses is provided to describe the development of fisheye lenses. The tangential and sagittal magnifications are mathematically derived for each fisheye lens projection mapping method to show their differences. The special properties and design issues of photographic fisheye lenses are described in detail. Along with each design issue, some solutions suggested by the author are also provided. The performance of the current diagonal fisheye lenses for 35mm DSLR cameras are evaluated in detail. Then a new diagonal fisheye lens designed by the author is presented and compared with the current diagonal fisheye lenses on the market. Finally, a zoom fisheye lens designed for 35mm DSLR cameras is presented and discussed.
Degree ProgramGraduate College