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    Anthony Mak

    Hi Viktor,

    Have you heard or read the above article? It’s author makes the interesting claim that the main difference in rendering between old film lenses and modern digital lenses is to do with the number of elements being used in their design. His definition of rendering is about the perception of depth a lens produces.

    He says that with fewer elements, you get a more lifelike 3d representation and when more elements are used the image becomes flatter (though better optically corrected).

    Despite the interesting theory, I don’t think he provides enough data (e.g. side-by-side comparisons) to substantiate his claim, so as far as I can see it’s unproven. What he does instead is randomly pick some flat looking photos from modern lenses to support his claim…which sounds suspiciously like a scientist cherry picking experimental results to support a theory.

    What do you think? You can find the article in the link below.

    http://yannickkhong.com/blog/2015/10/4/the-flattening-of-modern-lenses-or-the-death-of-3d-pop

    Anthony

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