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:

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.

My point was that if you just pull the contrast sliders, you will get more overall contrast, but you can't achieve the detail contrast of a good lens without increasing overall contrast so much that the photo seems unnatural.

The "detail contrast" (no such a term) you speak of is due to a sharper lens, besides sensor quality. That said, one can do a mid tone contrast adjustment without affecting highs and lows. A very sharp lens with lower contrast can have its contrast increased in software and you will see what you are looking for.

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