Akira Yabe - world class lens design

Akira Yabe is one of the worlds leading lens designers - evidenced by his consistant high [or top] placings in the International Lens Design Conference.

The site showcases some of his highly innovative design methods, illustrated with examples of his work, along with links to his technical papers.

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Website: www.yabeopt.de

Owner: Akira Yabe

Technical notes

This is an elastic design with one or two columns. The design uses a simple colour scheme with some subtle gradients in the headers [h2 and h3]. Typography is simple - two fonts only.

Akira maintains the site himself - something that is easy to do, because of the separation of content and style [into style sheets - CSS]

For those interested - the background graphic at top left of each page is a cross section through a 14 element lens, showing some rays being traced through to the film plane.

Alternate styles

There are a number of different layouts or 'skins' for this site: company, rainbow, child, calm, stormy, austere, high contrast and more...


This site is powered by the brilliant ExpressionEngine CMS.