Fujinon lenses with organic rendering like 35mm 1.4

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Truman Prevatt
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Re: Inorganic beach :)

Rightsaidfred wrote:

Truman Prevatt wrote:

Rightsaidfred wrote:

PaleRiderBaden wrote:

I took picture of beach with Fujifilm 1.4/35mm lens and it was total non-organic looking.

Very disapointed. I felt it looks more silicon based.

Maybe it was due to the beach? Or the weather? Or the PP?

I am happy with that lens.


I think he was referring to a beach is covered with sand which is silicon dioxide. interesting enough carbon dioxide is considered an inorganic rather than organic compound. ;-).

Haha yes you're right. And SiO2 is truly inorganic. Well, nature doesn't care about our artificial classifications

OTOH is is a history lesson. The classification into inorganic and organic materials is an old one. Chemists believed for a long time that there was a special energy in the organic compounds.

Kind regards,


A lot had to do with organic compounds were predominate in organic beings.  Silicon has 4 outer shell electrons just as carbon does so there is a lot of similarities.  Back in the 60's and '70's non-metallic inorganic compounds classified silicon based while organic was restricted to carbon based.  But because of the 4 outer electrons and the flexibility of bonding chains and forming crystals - am sure it has the boundaries have moved.  There is even an engineering discipline directed at nonmetallic inorganic compounds - ceramics engineering.

I started out in 1965 at Purdue as a chemistry major.  I came to the rapid conclusion that a career in chemistry would lead to an early death.     Labs were not me so I found with mathematics I could get 15 hours credit with 15 hours in the class room - more time to party.  The die was cast.


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