Will the image quality of the A65 considerably improve...

Started Oct 12, 2013 | Questions thread
Chris Malcolm Senior Member • Posts: 2,101
Re: No

seilerbird666 wrote:

There are many factors that determine how sharp a photo is. The lens is only one small component of those factors. Shutter speed, image stabilization, how well you can hold the camera, your post processing skills are some of the major factors. If you want sharper photos start shooting at 1/1000th of a second or faster. Lenses were tack sharp back in the 30s when Ansel Adams was in his prime. Lenses have not improved much at all since then.

I guess there must have been a drop in quality in the 70s then. I haven't got any lenses from the 30s. But I have some recent good budget primes that are superior in IQ to some of my excellent old primes from the 70s and 80s. And the quality of zooms has improved hugely in the last decade. Because in the last decade there have been some very dramatic developments in both lens manufacturing and lens design technology.

I see people wasting their time doing unscientific tests comparing one lens to another and it is all hogwash. How about looking at a photo and try and tell me how expensive the lens that took the photo is? You won't be able to do it.

Because most image sharpess problems are due to camera shake and inaaccurate focus. And even when on a tripod with remote release and perfect focus lens price is only vaguely related to sharpness. For example I have three lenses more expensive than my sharpest lens. And my second most sharp lens is my cheapest.

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