The Definitive Filmmaker's Guide to the Design, Implementation and History and of Motion Picture Optics. From the very basics of "what is a cinema lens" through to a Master's-level understanding of optical design, mechanical design, history, evaluation, care and an in depth survey of over 300 family of cinema lenses from the birth of the movies to today's most advanced optics. 836 pages of information with more than 1,500 photos and illustrations. The book also includes over 2,000 film and TV titles and the lenses used to photograph them. There is no other resource on cinema lenses like it, period. The Cine Lens Manual is an introductory textbook to optics, an advanced text on design, a history book, an encyclopedia of cinema lenses, a field guide to motion picture optics and more. It's perfect for established professionals, aspiring filmmakers, students, historians, journalists, equipment house technicians and so many more. The Cine Lens Manual answers every question you ever wanted to know about cinema style optics and even more you didn't even know you wanted to ask!