I read this article a while back and was reminded of it just now when John Lasruk was commenting on FB about camera phones'/ mobile cameras' inferior plastic lenses.

Zeiss makes lenses for for mobile phones and cameras that out resolve a Zeiss studio lens.
It's all in the dimple. Read more...

http://conversations.nokia.com/2012/03/0...e-perfect-lens/
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