Is this a lie, a filthy lie??

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by RichA, Oct 6, 2013.

  1. RichA

    RichA Guest

    Monocentric lenses have been around for 100 years. They consist of a ball lens in between to more conventional convex (internal radii) and concave (external radii) elements. Originally, they were used on telescopes as narrowfield, high performance eyepieces for viewing details on planets, the moon, etc.

    http://phys.org/news/2013-09-tiny-camera-scene-sight-big.html
     
    RichA, Oct 6, 2013
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    Eric Stevens Guest

    I don't think they are lying. I think they are describing something
    quite new.

    1. To engineer the new system, researchers turned to monocentric
    lenses made of concentric glass shells, which are
    perfectly round like glass marbles.

    2. ... using a dense array of glass optical fiber bundles that
    are polished to a concave curve on one side so that they
    perfectly align with the lens' surface.

    I think that is something quite new.
     
    Eric Stevens, Oct 6, 2013
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    Alan Browne Guest

    The cost of the fibre optic array "bundle" would be somewhat high.

    Interesting though.

    Of course you need to put up some idiotic subject to ruin it.

    --
    "Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional,
    illogical minority, and rapidly promoted by mainstream media,
    which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible
    to pick up a piece of shit by the clean end."
    -Unknown
     
    Alan Browne, Oct 6, 2013
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    Robert Coe Guest

    : Monocentric lenses have been around for 100 years. They consist of a ball lens in between to more conventional convex (internal radii) and concave (external radii) elements. Originally, they were used on telescopes as narrow field, high performance eyepieces for viewing details on planets, the moon, etc.
    :
    : http://phys.org/news/2013-09-tiny-camera-scene-sight-big.html

    I believe that's the oddest-looking 5D3 I've ever seen.

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Oct 6, 2013
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  5. RichA

    RichA Guest

    Only interesting to people who get sucked in to these "glad" stories that appear in the pages of Popular Science and the like touting some major new breakthrough...that'll never, for practical reasons, ever happen.
     
    RichA, Oct 6, 2013
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  6. RichA

    Alan Browne Guest

    But it's not a lie, and not a "filthy lie". Who knows where it might
    find real, practical applicaction (aerial survey comes to mind - esp.
    with the upcoming explosion of commercial drones...)

    Phys.org is certainly not "Pop Sci" level.

    Your subject headings are asinine - coming from you, appropriate.

    Get a proper newsreader to post with.

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    "Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional,
    illogical minority, and rapidly promoted by mainstream media,
    which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible
    to pick up a piece of shit by the clean end."
    -Unknown
     
    Alan Browne, Oct 6, 2013
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  7. RichA

    RichA Guest

    Not to you anyway.
     
    RichA, Oct 7, 2013
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    Martin Brown Guest

    It is as ever you who are the lying troll. Get back under your bridge!

    The claimed performance is in line with diffraction limited optics
    combined with a novel sensor configuration.
     
    Martin Brown, Oct 7, 2013
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  9. RichA

    Alan Browne Guest

    The basic truth never smacked Rich in the face.


    --
    "Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional,
    illogical minority, and rapidly promoted by mainstream media,
    which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible
    to pick up a piece of shit by the clean end."
    -Unknown
     
    Alan Browne, Oct 7, 2013
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  10. RichA

    RichA Guest

    So the Canon must have been FAR below diffraction limited. I can believe that.
     
    RichA, Oct 8, 2013
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  11. RichA

    RichA Guest

    Are you two brothers, or married?
     
    RichA, Oct 8, 2013
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