January 2022: Optical Engineer Lev Sakin on Camera Lens Design and LOMO

Lev Sakin and 4-mirror display system
Lev Sakin and 4-mirror display system

PHSNE is pleased to welcome noted optical engineer and optical systems designer Lev Sakin to our Zoom meeting Sunday, January 9, 2022 at 7:30 PM EST. Sakin will be presenting on aspects of camera lens design and, perhaps, some stories about LOMO.

Soviet-born Sakin was educated as an optical engineer and optical systems designer, emigrating to the United States in 1990 with his family. Before leaving the Soviet Union, Sakin worked for more than 15 years at Opto-Mechanical Corporation (LOMO) in Leningrad, where one of his achievements was the design of a photo lens for the Russian photo camera LOMO-compact – the celebrated LC-A and its Minitar-1 lens.

Here in the US, he has been involved in the development of a wide variety of systems with many applications, including military and commercial use. Starting with General Scientific Corporation, a small optical company in Ann Arbor, MI, Sakin joined Silicon Valley Group Co. in Wilton, CT in 1992, and with a partner, Sakin launched Optical Design Associates, Inc. (ODA), an engineering consulting company in 2003. The company holds over forty U.S. and foreign patents and has published numerous technical papers.

Don’t miss this opportunity to watch and learn from a lens design expert.

For more background:
http://www.odaoptics.com/
https://microsites.lomography.com/lca+/history/
https://microsites.lomography.com/minitar1-lens/history/

Learn how Lev Sakin created the LOMO LC-A Minitar-1 lens at PHSNE Virtual-Meetings channel on YouTube




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