Author Topic: When will lens development finally peak?  (Read 672 times)

paul hofseth

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Re: When will lens development finally peak?
« Reply #15 on: March 03, 2021, 16:33:42 »
interesting turn of discussion: from technological options & economy to realistic individual and societal needs. One "technical"issue has not yet been covered; the difference in acuity needs with moving pictures versus stills as well as the effects of different movie compression systems. Both indicate considerably lower actual  resolution needed and delivered . 

No wonder that cineeastes often enjoy older lens designs.

For still photographers who would rather  use a diffraction-limited wide angle rather than lug around a heavy and fragile zoom for  then to crop the pictures,afterwards, however, resolution will remain  an issue as long as the sensors can deliver.

Even with a plentiful and universal global supply of renewables with minimized climate impact, the chip foundries and  the rest of the investments will entail a massive resource use and the economkics of the entire edifice will still have to compete with mobile phones  and other fashions.