Originally Posted by markbakovic
well that was... bracing.
Thank you to the honest respondents to a poll about what camera equipment consumers glean from camera equipment manufacturers' branding.
To the others, thank you for offering your opinions as well.
I look forward to learning more of what readers of the Optics Theory subforum have to say on this topic.
"ASPH" or "Aspherical" on a lens denotes it contains an aspherical surface. You can't just brand a lens as such without an aspherical surface (you can I suppose, but it'd be lying). It used to be a big deal, but now it isn't. You phone most likely has the most aspherical lens you've ever used, yet it doesn't mention it, and doesn't conform with many of the above perceptions of what aspherical surfaces have on image quality.