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Liquid camera lens

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by ffreeloader, Jul 17, 2006.

  1. ffreeloader

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    As we are a bunch of geeks interested in about all forms of technology I thought I would post this here. A company called Varioptic has created a liquid lens that is filled with a combination of oil and water. By applying an electrical charge to this lens the oil bubble in the lens can be shaped and it is possible to focus this lens from a minimum distance of 5 cm to infinity. The possibilites for macro photography with a lens able to focus this closely should be pretty exciting to any photography hobbyist.

    You can read more on this lens' possible uses, successful preliminary usages, and see pictures of it at the following link.

    http://www.mobileburn.com/news.jsp?Page=1&Id=2080
     
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  2. nugget
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    That's really cool freddy. Thanks.:D
     
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  3. Baba O'Riley

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    Talk about life imitating art, Frank Herbert came up with this idea in his novel Dune way back in 1966.
     
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