The Optics of Photography


THIS second part of Dr. Vogel's well-known hand-book is the fourth edition, completely revised and enlarged, as we are informed on the title-page. With the index it runs to 367 pages, and is embellished with numerous figures and a coloured frontispiece illustrating the Vogel-Kurtz process of printing in three superposed colours. The result is very satisfactory, and the grapes, pineapple, lemon, and other fruit appear very natural. There should be a promising future for this chromolithographic development of photography, which, it may perhaps be not altogether unnecessary to state, has nothing to do with the great question of direct photography in natural colours.

Handbuch der Photographie: II Theil: Das Licht im Dienste der Photographic und die neuesten Fortschritte der photographischen Optik.

By Prof. Dr. H. W. Vogel. (Berlin: Robert Oppenheim (Gustav Schmidt), 1894.)

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MELDOLA, R. The Optics of Photography. Nature 50, 589–591 (1894).

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