Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Sony's curved sensors - this could be the near future or even a present reality?« on: June 14, 2014, 08:31:00 AM »
Lens construction requirements aside for a moment, if this sensor type makes it into any type of FF gear in the near future, more light would stand for better current high ISOs. Hope, the wait won't take too long. Any plans by Canon in this field? I guess we won't see anyting near to mass production within less than 5 to 10 years time...Maybe or maybe not because they have different levels of field curvature and most macro lenses would really suck on a curved sensor. On the other hand. the Sony sensor will no doubt have lenses that are all designed to have very similar levels of field curvature.Those curved TVs look pretty cool, at least on TV . This looks like a big cost saving / miniaturization move by Sony to eliminate lens elements that correct for field curvature. With 100M EOS lenses out there, not to mention Nikkor and many others, I don't see flat sensors going anywhere.
I hate to say it but those 100M EOS lenses would all work better on a DSLR with a curved sensor than one with a flat sensor.
Field curvature has nothing to do with illumination levels.
I believe they were trying to say that not only will the new sensor allow for smaller sized lenses relating to field of view, focal length, etc., but they will also allow for larger apertures, thereby allowing more light.