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    Why didn't anyone else think of this..

    Using prisms to split out colours from white light for photo sensors rather than light absorbing dyes... well done Panny.



    http://www.dpreview.com/news/2013/02...olor-splitters

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    Re: Why didn't anyone else think of this..

    Indeed, I thought that when I read about it on Engadget earlier.

    Seems a lot more straight forward than the Foveon (sp?) sensor too.

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    Re: Why didn't anyone else think of this..

    Wonder how much distortion the deflector gives? Might be the reason it hasn't been used before - lack of low distortion deflectors.

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    Re: Why didn't anyone else think of this..

    Quote Originally Posted by Butcher View Post
    Wonder how much distortion the deflector gives? Might be the reason it hasn't been used before - lack of low distortion deflectors.
    As much or as little as you want. Diffraction based on media density is well understood.

    Ooo.. wonder if you could do a combined lens/sensor neatly with this...

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    Re: Why didn't anyone else think of this..



    Pink Floyd branded cameras anyone?

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