If you’re wondering if your new camera lenses are safe to use, this article has you covered.
According to a study published by L’Oreal and research firm L’Oréal, consumers who use film-based lenses will likely not notice any visual or physical impact until their lenses become worn.
The researchers conducted a survey to determine if consumers would notice any difference in how their cameras performed in terms of image quality if their lenses were not protected.
The study’s authors noted that in a previous study, they observed a noticeable decrease in image quality when consumers used film-protected lenses.
However, this new study suggests that consumer perceptions are more complex.
The study also noted that consumer concerns about optical quality may not necessarily be as simple as it appears at first glance.
L’Orèal told Engadge that the study was designed to understand the perceived quality of lenses and film.
Lenses and film are made by combining glass, metal, plastic and rubber, and are made to perform different functions.
For example, glass-based glass lenses tend to be a bit softer, less scratch-resistant, and less durable than glass-filament lenses.
Lens manufacturers have long warned consumers not to rely on optical quality when it comes to their new lenses.
Lenses often have a wide color gamut that allows for a more natural image, while film can be a much more realistic picture of a person’s face.
As the technology has advanced, there have been reports of lenses failing due to optical quality issues.
For example, in 2013, a Japanese company sued LensCrafters for failing to protect its lenses against water damage.