Lens question re: sharpness

Started Jul 2, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Wally626 Senior Member • Posts: 2,300
Re: Lens question re: sharpness

It is certainly true that many modern zooms are pretty good, especially the more expensive limited zoom range ones, but it is very difficult to be sharper than a good prime lens. There are some cheap primes that are not all that sharp, so prime does not always mean sharper, but the more expensive ones are usually very good. My Zeiss Jena Sonnar 135mm f/4, is by far my sharpest lens, it is very easy to see the difference at 100% zoom. In an 8 x 10 print not so much, so it most cases the sharpness is wasted, but it is there if needed.

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