Zoomar Lens

Zoomar Lens

The first camera lens that allowed a photographer to focus so that it appeared that a picture was closer to or farther away from the viewer. The Zoomar lens was developed by Frank Back and was introduced in 1959.
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(33) A significant, growing minority of stations (nine of thirty-one) used at least one Zoomar lens. Although the new lens required more light and was less clear than a fixed lens, it was much better at following the ball because it could rapidly adjust between wide and telephoto shots.