Remeber, Sharpness is not everything !

Started Feb 20, 2014 | Discussions thread
Adam Aitken Senior Member • Posts: 1,469
Re: Ansel Adams had a take on the "perfect" lens....

brecklundin wrote:

andrew britten wrote:

Not necessarily disagreeing, but where are these sharp lenses that are no good?

And know I am not arguing against sharpness as a portion of the criteria to evaluate a lens. I mean it has to capture enough detail to give you something with which to work, right? But it doesn't need to be perfectly sharp.

Enough detail as you need. That's a good standard and landscape and architectural shooters will need more than portraitists and street-shooters.

Food photography is an interesting thing - no corner sharpness needed at all as many now blur everything except  a small area around a small area of focus, since food that looks forensic close up doesn't always look appetizing.

Adam A

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