Noctitron: Out of Round Cat's Eye Bokeh

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Bob Tullis
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Re: Noctitron: Out of Round Cat's Eye Bokeh

jhinkey wrote:

Bob Tullis wrote:

ApertureAcolyte wrote:

Why does the lens have this characteristic?

Usually this syndrome occurs from stuck aperture blades...

It's an optical aberration called coma. Here's a LensTip article that explains that and the rest of the "7 Deadly Abberations"

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Not according to:

http://www.zeiss.com/c12567a8003b8b6f/embedtitelintern/cln_35_bokeh_en/$file/cln35_bokeh_en.pdf

"At the edge of the photo iris images are also altered by vignetting if the light cones going to the edge of the photo at wide apertures are intersected by front or rear parts of the lens barrel or by the limited diameter of rear and front elements:"

Page 31. Mechanical vignetting of the light cone . . .

thank you, John.  

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