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My field shots suggest that the Sony RX100 zoom lens has issues at the long (telephoto) end, namely blur on one side. The fact that the lens is f/4.9 will mask the issue to some extent.
Reader Jonathan U writes in reference to strong blur one one side of the field in two samples of the RX100 (the example image sent to me showed a severe blue one one side):
A tilted element might result in the performance I’ve seen – though it’s a bit unusual that two cameras in a row had the same issue with the same magnitude in the same place on the frame.
I do wonder if perhaps the precision needed is almost TOO high. As in, so high it’s rare to achieve it in any given unit. I hope not . Among the text on DSC-RX100 Developer’s Interview:
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