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troron
 
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lensing from film to digital

Post Fri Jun 18, 2010 1:22 am


Can someone explain to me why my old canon EOS film lenses never worked as well as lenses made for digital?
I have replaced the old ones now but I actually never knew why these older electronic focusing lenses were not that hot.

hanskoot
 
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Re: lensing from film to digital

Post Sun Sep 19, 2010 4:55 pm


As far as I know its about the reflective area of a sensor. Film will absorb and not reflect, a sensor will reflect, thus causing a much more complex lightproblem. Lenses made for digital cameras have extra coatings to suppres reflections coming from the sensor.
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ralf
 
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Re: lensing from film to digital

Post Sun Sep 19, 2010 5:22 pm


In addition, the surface of a CCD or CMOS sensor is not flat, so light coming in at an angle can cause shadowing of the actual photosensitive site by the wiring and other components located at a higher elevation on older sensors without integrated microlenses. That leads to additional falloff at the edges and corners, which made-for-digital lenses counteract by having the light arrive as close to perpendicular as possible across the entire area of the sensor.

ericvision
 

Re: lensing from film to digital

Post Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:02 pm


Also all of the electronics in camera and lens have been improved since the film only days (which was a long time ago in technology terms). If you put one of the newer lenses on a film camera it would also perform better.


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