Sony's new curved sensor - this is a big deal

Started Jun 16, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Stephan K Regular Member • Posts: 132
Re: Sony's new curved sensor - this is a big deal

On the one hand a curved sensor should be compatible with existing lenses, as the curve matches most lens's convex field curvature, and should produce sharper edges as a result. On the other hand, each focal length and each field curvature would have it's own optimum sensor curvature, so amount of sensor curvature would be a compromise, but still better than flat sensor. Added edge sharpness would be for 2 reasons: better fit to field curvature, and incident light angle closer to 90 degrees at edges.

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