Theodor Scheimpflug

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Theodor Scheimpflug (October 7, 1865 - August 22, 1911) was an Austrian army Captain who devised a systematic method and apparatus for correcting perspective distortion in aerial photographs, now known as the eponymous Scheimpflug principle.


  • Born on October 7, 1865 in Vienna
  • 1897 - Attended college in Vienna
  • Began Photographic work in 1902
  • Died on August 22, 1911 in Mödling


  • Best known for his discovery of the Scheimpflug principle, which deals with the area of critical focus in a view camera, although there is some argument over whether he was actually the first to describe this principle. In fact, he himself did not claim credit for its discovery, but he did elaborate a great deal on the previous knowledge.
  • He was also involved in aerial photography, and held several patents in that area.

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