resolving power

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Re: resolving power

The question is not whether a lens is good enough for the sensor, but whether a sensor is good enough for the lens. The job of the sensor is to record whatever image is thrown on it. If it can record all the detail in the image, and maybe have resolution to spare, that's fine: we want to see the best that the lens can do.

The problem is more often that the sensor can't record all the fine detail given by a high quality modern lens. Then you get aliasing and moire effects. These can be avoided only by using smaller pixels, or by using film, or by blurring the image with an AA filter.

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