Lens question re: sharpness

Started Jul 2, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Alas there is no general rule
In reply to joelroffman, Jul 2, 2012

The way sharpness varies over the frame and at different apertures and focal lengths means that there's no way to make a general rule for this.

If you're asking will a prime lens get me more sharpness then in general the answer is no, IMO.

Sharpness is generally a result of understanding the importance of shutter speed and/or tripods and the performance characteristics of a particular lens at any give focal length and aperture. This combined with good understanding of depth of field and how the AF system works ( and when it doesn't work well ) are all important.

Modern kit zooms are generally very sharp and if you're not getting a sharp shot from them it's typically not the lens that's the problem.

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