The whole question of lens sharpness...

Started Jun 12, 2013 | Discussions thread
Chris R-UK
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Re: The whole question of lens sharpness...
In reply to gdourado, Jun 12, 2013

I think that there is a minimum sharpness requirements.  There are a small number of lenses around that are definitely not sharp, e.g. the Canon 75-300mm lens that is sometime bundled with Canon bodies by less scrupulous retailers. Judging by posts on this site, owners of these lenses seem to want to upgrade quite quickly after purchase.

However, IMHO most lenses are sharp enough for most general purpose photography and less experienced photographers are unlikely to see much improvement in their shots after upgrading to a sharper lens. Their limitations will be their own skills and not the lens that they are using.

Of course there are some types of photography that definitely require sharp lenses.  Detailed landscape/architectural photography and bird photography are two that spring to mind.

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