Looking for more sharpness

Started Nov 12, 2012 | Discussions thread
Matty W Regular Member • Posts: 209
Re: Looking for more sharpness

Why do you need more sharpness? The 17-55mm is phenomenally sharp by f4 or f5.6 and good even wide open. I'm not sure you'll find something a lot better.

For the biggest increase in sharpness, I'd go full frame. The difference is significant and worse lenses perform better. The 50mm f1.2 L is softer than the 50mm f1.4 and 50m f1.8 (assuming you get a good sample) at normal stops (f4-f8), but it has better bokeh and is good wide open.

I'd go full frame.

As for lenses, you can see here that the 24-70mm II lives up to the hype and the Tamron is not as good:


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