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Old 16/08/11, 17:22   #81 (permalink)
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Default Re: Purple fringe problems on Leica M9

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Default Re: Confusion over Leica 90mm lenses and APO

When light goes in a lens it doesn't come out in a nice neat pattern the way it went in. Especially blues and purples they get scattered a little and need another lens to try to correct it. If you take a picture of something bright like a piece of chrome it may have purple fringing around it called chromatic aberration.
Google Images In the telescope world of refractors you will see a blue ring around something bright like the moon in cheaper telescopes(achromatic). To correct this there are extra lenses to correct it called apochromatic. There are some with two extra lenses to correct it(doublets) and it won't correct it all... so there are more expensive ones that ad even another lens (triplets) to get the purple fringing down even more.
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