Also in this issue:
- London and Malaysia Trip Report
- Cameracraft Magazine - Early Feedback
- RX-100 and Spanish NEX-7 ebooks are out!
- Data Storage that Lasts 1,000 Years
The Most Distortion-Ridden Zeiss Lens Ever (and Why You Won’t Notice It)
Carl Zeiss may be the Rolls Royce of optical brands, but when Sony worked with them to design the Cyber-Shot RX-100 they had to make a LOT of engineering tradeoffs just to make everything fit in such a small package. (Hey, if designing such an amazing camera were easy, it would have been done before!) And I have to say they employed some out-of-the-box thinking on this one, which I can appreciate as an engineer but many of you optical purists may have a hard time swallowing.
Case in point: Have a look at this RAW+JPG of a test shot from the RX-100. Yowza! Look at all that distortion on the unprocessed RAW file! Has Uncle Carl thrown their traditional standards for optical perfection out the window??