Kit Lens (surprise) Sharpness Again

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Kit Lens (surprise) Sharpness Again
Nov 24, 2011

Yeah, I know we do these threads kind of often. Sorry. The, "I thought the kit lens sucked at sharpness", posts.

So, took the 5N to Thanksgiving where I'm the unofficial photographer. Since it would just be some family snapshots and 5x7 or 4x6 stuff, didn't bother with the "big" lens and just took the easy route.

While waiting for people to get out on the deck and arranged, saw this rock and plant in the sun. Thought it looked nice and snapped off two shots. Now, I'm of the " that looks interesting, I wonder if it will look interesting later on when I view it on the computer...so I'll take a shot" kind of guy. So I did.

Back in LR, I was pleasently pleased by the sharpness. I present, not for artistic critique (I'm still trying to decide if it's worth anything and imagining crops and such), but for pixel peeping, the following shot. A bit of saturation, clarity, and vibrance in LR. Adjusted a slight bit of recovery on a blown out leaf. Otherwise, to prove my point, I've done NO sharpening. What you see here is OOC (and the second JPG save, at that).

PS: And don't know what's wrong with the date...I just changed the thing back to EST today and the date and time was correct.
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