Video: Everything you need to know about lens diffraction

by Gannon Burgett

posted Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 10:40 AM EDT


Lens diffraction is a topic often talked about amongst pixel-peepers, but one rarely understood in a comprehensive regard. To help explain the details of lens diffraction and crush a few myths surrounding it, landscape photographer Steve Perry has created a exhaustive video.

In the 14-minute video, Perry breaks down the intricacies of what diffraction is, how it affects your creative choices when capturing an image and shares a short Q&A session to help answer frequently asked questions surrounding the topic.

In addition to explaining, Perry provides a number of examples throughout the video, contextualizing just how prominent lens diffraction is and isn’t in particular situations. Ultimately, Perry notes that while it’s not something you should be constantly worrying about, it’s something you should most certainly understand when determining the best approach to capturing an image.

To check out more from Perry, you can head on over to his YouTube channel.

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