In his 2003 review of the Kodak DCS 14N full frame DSLR,http://www.luminous-landscape.com/reviews/...-initial2.shtml
Michael Reichmann claims that this image
*Scroll down the page a little past half way to the image of the windmill and tree and the 100% crop just below.*
displays "absolutely unexpected and appalling CA" (chromatic aberation). But to me it looks like the tree is budding and will in several weeks time have blossoms. The photo was taken in late March, a time when all trees in the northern hemisphere that lose their leaves in the fall show magenta colored buds.
Michael says "I'm stumped. It clearly is caused by a combination of the 14n's sensor and the particular lighting situation found in this particular frame, but I'll be damned if I can explain it. Will all lenses display CA like this with the 14n under certain lighting conditions? Is it only this particular lens or model? Is this problem known by Kodak and will it be fixed in future firmware releases?
Feel free to speculate, but if you find out for sure, please let me know."
Well, I emailed Mr. Reichmann and explained to him that trees in the early spring have buds and that those buds would look exactly like what he's calling CA in this image. But he's adamant that he didn't see buds on that tree. Of course, unless the tree were dead, it would have to have buds on it at that time of year.
Notice that the magenta color is in clumps, just as it would be if we are looking at tree buds. There is no magenta color lining every little branch, as there would be if it's CA. There's no magenta color along the edges of the windmill, as we would expect to see if it were CA. The magenta clumps are there with both bright sky as background and with the windmill as background, exactly as we would expect if the magenta clumps were tree buds, and not at all what we would expect if the magenta clumps were CA.
So my question to all of the faithful is this. Is this tree dead? ;-)Luminous Landscape