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Cooke Series II Lens

Note: this was originally published at Medium on Sept 1, 2018. I have since gotten, um, even more soft focus lens, see http://richardman.photo/2021/01/the-mother-of-all-portrait-lens-13-cooke-series-ii/ and http://richardman.photo/2020/04/ps-visual-quality-vs-ps945/ Dennis Taylor patented the first triplet in 1893 for the company “T. Cooke and Sons”. Its design eliminated most of the optical aberrations using just three elements. The patents eventually went to Taylor Taylor Hobson (no relation to Mr. Dennis Taylor). TTH, or Taylor Hobson Cooke lens, created some of the most beloved images from the 1920s to 1950s through the expert hands of Alfred Stieglitz and other studio photographers. The Cooke Triplet design lens […]