Mu-43 Hall of Famer
- Jan 29, 2010
- South Gippsland, Australia
- Real Name
- Ray, not Oz
Its explained here. My understanding is that its not visible under most conditions, but will have subtle contributions like smoother bokeh and will allow more aggressive PP (I have seen the rings occasionally when applying tonal contrast or detail extraction).What is the onion ring effect?
This kind of has me tempted to trade my Sony A57 in for this, but then I remember that 400mm isn't long enough for my wildlife needs. But, the rest of the specs has me drooling. Then again newer m4/3 models from Olympus and Panasonic also has me tempted.
I know you tube has a lot of compression, I don't know enough to accurately say if those are video artifacts or from the lens, but I'll wait until further verification before I accept those reports about eliminating the onion ring effect as valid. That would be an impressive amount of tech and engineering to put into a $900 consumer camera. Not only the lens a zoom, but it has a camera attached to it. Still, Panasonic is putting out some impressive stuff (the LX8 looks awesome as well).Looking at this video, it seems that the 'onion rings' are there (around the 53 sec mark): https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=lm3ULX-v04A.