Lenses for Kodak

Image capture down to the last detail

The image sensors used in compact cameras are considerably more compact than those used in digital SLR cameras. This means that greater pixel density is realised with the same resolution. This poses two major challenges for the lens designer: the lens needs to allow for high contrast and high resolution across the entire image field, plus the lens must be ultra-fast.

As compact cameras also have fixed lenses (i.e. lenses that cannot be changed), these lenses need to be made in such a way that they perform well in all key photographic settings, from wide-angle landscape photography and group portraits to telephoto shots for animal or sports photography.

Schneider-Kreuznach’s Variogon lenses fully meet these requirements. These lenses, which are integrated into Kodak EasyShare cameras, were developed in close co-operation with Kodak. The optical, computer-supported design process that was used for Variogon lenses ensure that the EasySharem camera’s zoom lens captures the exact scene in front of it, down to the most minute detail.

Outstanding picture quality thanks to precision lenses

The principle: Variogon lenses have integrated aspheric glass lens elements. These precision elements allow an extremely compact lens design while at the same time preventing highly disturbing distortion and loss of sharpness at the edges of the image. Other extremely low-distortion glass elements in Variogon lenses minimise colour distortion, maximise contrast and sharpness across the entire image field and deliver vivid colours, high brilliance, and outstanding detail, even under suboptimum lighting conditions.

Although other compact camera systems with less sophisticated lenses help to correct image distortion after the picture has been snapped, these software-based corrections often make what might have been a truly magnificent shot less than pleasant to behold. Schneider-Kreuznach’s Variogon lenses nip such problems in the bud and thus provide outstanding image quality.