Remeber, Sharpness is not everything !

Started Feb 20, 2014 | Discussions thread
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jimrpdx Veteran Member • Posts: 3,335
Re: the "perfect" lens....

andrew britten wrote:

brecklundin wrote:

Here the issue is not that sharpness is bad, it's not, but in evaluating a lens it is not now, should never be and really until modern times never was the sole criteria in judging a lens.

Again, I basically agree that sharpness is not the beginning and end of a good rendering.

Witness the Pentax lenses that don't do all that well in lab tests, but interpret scenes beautifully.

My enjoyment of the DA50-200WR is a fine example of this.  Love its color & consistently nice bokeh, but definitely not my sharpest weapon.

Water and cormorant, November 2010 (K-7 and DA50-200wr)

Water and cormorant, November 2010 with K-7 and 50-200wr

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