Camera support for use of unchipped manual lenses

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As interchangeable-lens cameras evolve into tightly integrated electromechanical systems, it is becoming increasingly awkward to use optics that cannot electronically communicate with the camera body. Such lenses are commonly referred to as "unchipped" because they lack integrated circuitry (aka, chips) that could interface with the camera body. Despite the awkwardness, there is a large community of photographers who prefer to use manual lenses. Not only is there an increased demand for vintage lenses, but the variety of newly-manufactured fully-manual lenses has been growing dramatically in recent years. Although manual lenses will never provide all the features and performance of lenses created as integrated parts of a camera system, the current work explores a variety of methods by which digital cameras can significantly improve the usability of unchipped manual lenses.

Original languageEnglish
Article number327
JournalIS and T International Symposium on Electronic Imaging Science and Technology
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jan 26 2020
Event2020 Imaging Sensors and Systems Conference, ISS 2020 - Burlingame, United States
Duration: Jan 26 2020Jan 30 2020

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Software
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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