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

Started Oct 12, 2013 | Questions thread
tbcass Forum Pro • Posts: 35,801
Not true, 30's lenses were inferior

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.

This is not true. Ansel Adams shot with a view camera using 8x10 negatives. With such a large negative it was not necessary to enlarge a photo much even for large prints. The quality of a lens is revealed by how well it performs when the resulting image is greatly enlarged. The fact is the lenses from the 30's were inferior to today's computer designed and coated lenses.

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Look at the picture, not the pixels
Miss use of the ability to do 100% pixel peeping is the bane of digital photography because it causes people to fret over inconsequential issues.

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