The whole question of lens sharpness...

Started Jun 12, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Sharpness not too important on 2.4MP monitor ...
In reply to BertIverson, Jun 13, 2013

BertIverson wrote:

gdourado wrote:

... Do we really need more and more sharpness? For portraits, events, models... is super sharpness even a good thing? How much is enough? ...

My take on this is simple. If one can fill the frame (avoiding cropping), lens sharpness is usually irrelevant when viewing on a 2.4MP monitor. Viewing a 16MP shot on a 2.4MP monitor means about 4-6 sensor pixels are rendered into 1 pixel on the monitor. In the case of a zoom lens, it only needs to be real sharp at the extreme long end. At lesser FL one will fill the frame (see above).

my 0.02 -- PS pixel peeping not allowed

Bert

What's a "2.4MP monitor?"

There's also nothing wrong with viewing images at 100% as that's the only way to tell how sharp your images are.

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