Diffraction f/Entekaphobia

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CFynn
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Re: Diffraction and reality
In reply to Leonard Shepherd, 7 months ago

Leonard Shepherd wrote:

The laws of optics have always said diffraction limited results are usually better at f16 than f1.4 to f4, and that if you increase the recording resolution (in Roger Circla's example D800 compared to D3s) resolution goes up even where diffraction reduces overall quality.

The results in the links confirm what the laws of optics predict

Plenty of people seem happy to shoot with lenses wide open - yet reluctant to shoot at f/11 or f/16  because of diffraction. Yet their lenses are probably performing way better at f/11 or f/16 than they do wide open despite the effects of diffraction.

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