Remeber, Sharpness is not everything !

Started Feb 20, 2014 | Discussions thread
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klimbkat
klimbkat Senior Member • Posts: 1,919
Re: Remeber, Sharpness is not everything !

Agree, Steeve - technical sharpness is only one of many factors to consider in a lens.  While a lens must be adequately sharp for many subjects, it is often the rendering, color, micro contrast, and frame evenness that matter more in the photo, not to mention thinks like size and weight.  Certain portrait lenses are designed to be "soft" while macro lenses are necessarily very sharp - everything else falls in between.  Many landscape photographers sacrifice overall sharpness for DOF, both at the native lens level and due to diffraction.  I've several shots from my DA 18-250 that have been printed to 20x30" and sold in galleries, and that is not a lens highly reputed for sharpness.

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