curved sensor for RX2 is ready!

Started Jun 13, 2014 | Discussions thread
moffatross
moffatross Senior Member • Posts: 1,065
Re: ILC and curved sensors

Mike Fewster wrote: I think (might be wrong) that mlenses of a different design plus correction software would allow a camera with a curved sensor to use current ILC lenses with improved performance but for the ultimate performance would require specifically designed lenses.

A concave surface would be incompatible with focusing light from any lens which was designed to project an image onto a plane.

To prove it to yourself, grab an old, fast lens and a piece of white paper, point it at the view out of your window and project its focus onto the paper and then look what happens when you bend the paper. That's not something that software can fix.

I was also pleased to read that Sony's patent applications were for the techniques to manufacture fully concave image sensors rather than arced ones suggested by the OP linked image and which would have had dubious benefits, if any.

http://www.google.com/patents/US20120217606

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