- Jul 31, 2013
- Real Name
I would like very kindly to apologize for a huge mistake that I just realized I've made. My statement has been exaggerated by the fact that I keep forgetting that this issue is compounded by my glasses. Please let me explain:I can’t say I’ve ever noticed even the slightest amount of chromatic aberration on my 12-100 Olympus. Everything you’ve described @L0n3Gr3yW0lf sounds pretty extreme...you must’ve surely had a bad copy? I’ve never even heard a single reviewer fault this lens for anything, much less what you’ve described. Interesting. Anyway, lovely images with the Tamron!
I require glasses to see anything beyond 30 cm with clarity, I have -3.5 diopters on my both eyes with spherical aberration defects on both my eyes. Thus I require some very strong corrections, to the effect that both pairs of glasses that I have to give me significant barrel distortion at the edge of my vision (I can turn a door into a barrel if I look at it with the edge of my vision) but also my glasses suffer from very strong blue/yellow chromatic aberration. It is so intense that anything with contrast turns up with a strong blue line below the center of my eye sight and yellow above.
And it is a fact that I keep forgetting and whenever I edit pictures those effects are applied to the pictures even after editing, in effect making any image quality defect even more frustrating to deal with.
With contact lenses, I don't have that issue but one day a week I have to wear glasses and for some period of the last year and a half I could not afford contact lenses either.
So my center apologies to everyone because I have made some statements that do not reflect very accurately the truth because of my forgetfulness and my bloody bad eyesight ... after 26 years of wearing glasses they still piss me off.