The whole question of lens sharpness...

Started Jun 12, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Contrast and color are MORE important :-)
In reply to Allan Olesen, Jun 15, 2013

Allan Olesen wrote:

Basalite wrote:

Color saturation and contrast can be adjusted, true sharpness can not.

I often see this claim.

I can honestly say that I am not competent to increase the detail contrast of my photos to make them look as if they came from a Zeiss lens. And I haven't really seen examples of anyone else being able to do that.

So perhaps contrast is harder to do in PP than you claim.

It is not a "claim," it is a simple reality. Color saturation and contrast are easily adjustable in software. Sharpness adjustment in software is not true sharpness.

Increasing contrast also doesn't improve sharpness or detail, even if *apparent* sharpness tends to go up. Your photos, as it relates to sharpness, don't look like they came from a Zeiss lens simply because your lenses are not as sharp. No amount of contrast enhancement or unsharp mask is going to change that.

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