But the flare shape is also determined by the aperture. You can actually look in here and you can count the blades on the aperture by the type of flair in here. And for instance, on this lens, I can tell I have 12345678 bladed aperture in this lance. And so our standard apertures are these straight edges. This is the easiest way to build an aperture, and you will see kind of the lower end lenses built with this type of design. One of the things that you might see listed under the characteristics of a lens is a rounded aperture. And what this means is they put a little curve in the aperture, and I don't design and build lenses myself. But I believe this complicates the process of them opening and closing in the way they actually have to move in and out. But this is preferable so that we have a rounder out of focus area, which doesn't look awkward, cause imagine if we had a three bladed aperture and we had these triangles on our images in all our flare areas, it would look quite awkward.
And so you want to have, ah, lot of blades and you wanna have them rounded. Or even better, you want a truly round aperture so that these air all curves so that when they stop down, they form a perfect circle. But this perfect circle is very hard to create because they're trying to create perfect circles for all the different apertures, and that's why they typically get a rounded one. It's kind of a compromise with the largest versus the smallest aperture. It's all pretty close to round. There are a few lenses that were ableto have nearly perfectly round aperture settings on him, and those tend to have very nice flare areas because they're very natural looking. This also has an impact on the bouquet or the out of focus area of our photograph. We're gonna talk about that in a later section as well. And so how many blades is in your lands? It's not a critical factor on which lens I would choose to buy, but it's something to be aware of because it has an impact on our final photographs, and I always seem to get questions on Starburst. I think I've answered him, but I Well, let's just check in on any other questions that we might need to catch up on. Yeah, I love that starburst affection. Um, so w M. C. Ward had asked him. This is just going back to diffraction. Um, so would my seven d mark two, which would be a crops and circle, have the same diffraction as my five d. Since if the pixel sizes are about the same, Yes. So it's the pixel size, not the sensor size. And so it would. I was about to say no, but I didn't really hear what was the other camera waas. And so there are technical places. For instance, DP Review is a great local site that international, but they're located locally here. And if you go into this, the pages about the camera reviews somewhere buried in there will be in the specifications pixel size, and it's measured in micro meters, and it's gonna be like 2.3 or 4.9, and you can actually check the pixel size off the camera that you were using. And you can compare that with the other cameras that you might have to see where that might be So that a reason to at that point B a pixel peeper. We're getting into that territory. And that's one of the things that I want to avoid a little bit. I mean, we're comparing lenses, but we're not gonna be going in incredible detail and comparing the that close of detail between lens and lens word. We're trying to do the big scope here, right? But that so that the size of the pixel is that is different than saying, This camera has 20 megapixels and this camera has 20 megapixels that you could have you could. Well, I'm not sure what you're asking, but you could have two cameras that have 20 megapixel right that have different Lett's add on top of 20 megapixels, 20 megapixels, same size sensor. They could have slightly different size pixels. It's possible because there is the gap between the pixels and that could very generally they would probably be very, very close. But you could you could pretty summarize going. Oh, this camera has 50 megapixels, and this one has 24 they're the same size sensor that 50 has gotta cram a lot more little pixels in there. And so they're probably a lot smaller. But if they were, if there were two different size sensors, then you got to go back to the looking at the individual pixels. And so one of the areas where this is concerned people is that Cannon has recently introduced a megapixel camera. Okay, so you got 50 megapixels. What does that mean? Smaller pixels packed into that same size area, and this is drawn the attention of some landscape photographers because landscape photographers love intricate little small detail. But landscape photographers also like stopping their lens down to F 16 and F 22. And that's one of the questions that people need to answer is if they're landscape photographer, which I do a fair bit off and you stop your lens down to 22. Do you get too much to fraction on a five DS 50 megapixel camera and you have to back up to F 16 or F 11 in order to hold the sharpness that you need for your photography? And so this is potentially one of the limit points of how far we're going to take pixels. Yeah, 100 megapixel. Sure, that might be fun, but we're gonna have a lot of diffraction. How about how about a 1,000,000 pixels? We're gonna have diffraction at F 2.8 and so we're gonna have to improve the quality of our lenses if we wanna have pixel levels that are that small and in that great of numbers. And so there's a bit of, ah tech war between the lenses and the sensors that we can't have higher quality sensors until we have higher quality lenses. And if you are upgrading your camera, you need to upgrade your lenses to match that, because you gotta have kind of equivalent items to work well together. Where on my lens does it say the number of blades? It doesn't, it doesn't. But if you look in the instruction manual, if you look at the data online about your lands ah, good website would list that in the specifications. However, if you do take a photograph of yourself a selfie and you use a really long exposure like one second, you'll see all the blades, and if you do it long enough, you'll be able to count them