Re: Sony VENICE camera - word on the street
Pawel Achtel, ACS
Ø The ND system, though... I don't know why everyone isn't doing this. It's brilliant.
There is no one and fast answer to this. Yes, rear filtering is convenient in most uses, however this requires extra glass at the rear of the lens. This can (sometimes severely) affect performance of certain lenses, particularly with short exit pupil distance. The extra glass can cause image plane curvature resulting loss of contrast.
Roger Cicala published a series of articles on this subject a few years ago. Excellent reading, as usual. Here is a link to one of them:
I would certainly prefer to have rear ND system as an option.
Pawel Achtel ACS B.Eng.(Hons) M.Sc.
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