Zeiss Oktoberfest Event and Lens Talk

Spherical Aberration f1.5
Example of spherical aberration at f1.5

Ever wonder what spherical aberration is or what it -really- looks like? I’m not using any kind of diffusion filter, this the image produced by a vintage lens at f1.5. To me, it looks like a toy Ad from the ’80’s.

The image above is one of the examples I created for my lens talk, “What Do Cinematographers Really Want in a Lens?” which I’ll be giving today, October 11, as part of Zeiss Cinema Lens Oktoberfest in conjunction with Hot Rod Cameras at our Burbank location 722 N. Mariposa Street, Burbank, CA 91506. The event runs from 3:00 to 6:30 pm.

I’ll be discussing desirable technical an aesthetic qualities in a lens, what all those aberrations really mean, and the challenges that lens designers have to work with. You’ll also get hand-on time with all the latest Carl Zeiss still and cine lenses such as the CP.3, Otus, Milvus, Batis, Loxia and Touit. I hope you’ll join us.

Seating is limited. There will be refreshements AND BBQ! So RSVP now before your spot is gone: