Purpose of Nano crystal coating in lenses?

11 years 1 month ago #106073 by John Ledder
I'm not 100% if Canon lenses has this coating, but I know Nikon's does. What is the purpose of this coating?

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11 years 1 month ago #106091 by Gene.Culley
"Ghost and flare: Phenomena that occur due to reflection inside a lens barrel or camera. In the past it had been thought that it was impossible to eliminate the type of ghosts and flare that are caused by strong light entering the lens diagonally—even using various types of lens coating. Here we mark the arrival of the Nano Crystal Coat (as used on the AF-S NIKKOR 14–24mm f/2.8G ED, the first ever ultra wideangle lens)—a truly revolutionary technology that has greatly alleviated these problems—and focus on the men who developed it."


imaging.nikon.com/history/scenes/20/index.htm


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11 years 1 month ago #106097 by chasrich
WOW! Where can I buy one of those?

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11 years 1 month ago #106153 by John Ledder

Gene.Culley wrote: "Ghost and flare: Phenomena that occur due to reflection inside a lens barrel or camera. In the past it had been thought that it was impossible to eliminate the type of ghosts and flare that are caused by strong light entering the lens diagonally—even using various types of lens coating. Here we mark the arrival of the Nano Crystal Coat (as used on the AF-S NIKKOR 14–24mm f/2.8G ED, the first ever ultra wideangle lens)—a truly revolutionary technology that has greatly alleviated these problems—and focus on the men who developed it."


imaging.nikon.com/history/scenes/20/index.htm



:goodpost: Awesome

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11 years 1 month ago #106195 by Kenya See
So does Canon and the others have the same coating?


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11 years 1 month ago #106257 by John Ledder

Kenya See wrote: So does Canon and the others have the same coating?


I think they just have their own version

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11 years 1 month ago #106511 by Joves

John Ledder wrote:

Kenya See wrote: So does Canon and the others have the same coating?


I think they just have their own version

Yeah they all have their own versions. The old Magnesium Flourite coatings are to get rid of chroma and did nothing to end ghosting, or internal reflectiveness.


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11 years 1 month ago #106607 by John Ledder

Joves wrote:

John Ledder wrote:

Kenya See wrote: So does Canon and the others have the same coating?


I think they just have their own version

Yeah they all have their own versions. The old Magnesium Flourite coatings are to get rid of chroma and did nothing to end ghosting, or internal reflectiveness.


"Magnesium Flourite" just doesn't have the same sound appeal as "Nano crystal coating" :owned:

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11 years 1 month ago #107090 by Vahrenkamp

Joves wrote:

John Ledder wrote:

Kenya See wrote: So does Canon and the others have the same coating?


I think they just have their own version

Yeah they all have their own versions. The old Magnesium Flourite coatings are to get rid of chroma and did nothing to end ghosting, or internal reflectiveness.


The question is... do you know who came up with this technology first? :toetap: B)


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11 years 1 month ago - 11 years 1 month ago #107096 by MLKstudios
It dates back to Zeiss lenses in their T* coating (Carl Zeiss AG is the oldest surviving lens maker):

www.sony-mea.com/microsite/dslr/09/carlZ...site:DSLR:Thumbnails

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11 years 1 month ago #107195 by Ziggy

MLKstudios wrote: It dates back to Zeiss lenses in their T* coating (Carl Zeiss AG is the oldest surviving lens maker):

www.sony-mea.com/microsite/dslr/09/carlZ...site:DSLR:Thumbnails



Good trivia info :thumbsup:


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