Some dumb questions I have been wondering about

Started Mar 28, 2013 | Discussions thread
RJNedimyer Veteran Member • Posts: 5,795
Re: Some dumb questions I have been wondering about

Wellington100 wrote:

1) Why are camera sensors not square? Surely a square sensor is the most efficient way to get the best out of a lens?

The easiest/simplest system per unit of measure would be square; but it also is the worst looking to most if not almost all huans since we do not see that way.

2) Does using a Polarising filter reduce the Dynamic Range of an image taken in sunlight with a digital camera?

Yes ! and No! Depends on whither you are speaking of only the useful parts of the photo or all of it.

3) Why do most cameras have IQ reducing AA filters when the few cameras that don't have them jump in IQ and moire is nowhere to be seen in 99.99% of the images?

Technology is improving.

4) What is the optimum resolution for small camera sensors? High resolution sensors seem to add significant file size for little discernible improvement in resolution, so what is the cut off for a functional and well rounded small sensor?

Are you speaking of today, 5 years ago, or 5 years hence ???

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