grain and vignetting
Posted 14 September 2010 - 10:01 AM
Posted 14 September 2010 - 10:54 AM
As for lenses, they have gotten much better, but even the best will still flare and veil when exposed to light from certain angles. Whether or not this will be perceptible, and distracting is a function of scene content, and of course, with fligging and placement of lights properly and the use of matteboxes you can essentially control it to the point of using it for a desired effect, should you want.
As for vignetting, lenses are designed to to, and hell, even Arri has an amazing 8mm rectilinear lens which doesn't distort. Of course, you'll still vignette if you throw a S16mm lens on a 35mm camera but for the most part edge to edge sharpness is there, as is color control .
The anti-reflective coatings in modern lenses are truely pretty remarkable and getting better all the time, as is their optical design, as is film, as is digital, but one must remember, nothing is perfect, not even perfection . So while it's not "perfect," it is so much so controlled that it almost becomes a non-issue. I think what they were speaking about was not to worry about these things and concentrate on the best way and tools to tell a story, as things are very mature and this, in turn, allows you to modulate a look you want.
Posted 14 September 2010 - 12:44 PM