Canon g1 x mark 2 review

Started Mar 14, 2014 | Discussions thread
MOD Dale Buhanan Veteran Member • Posts: 4,278
Re: Samples seem to show more than just image softness...

I agree with your back-ground blur observations, Marco.  But I think mostly what is happening here is that these Japanese photographers are trying to achieve maximum back-ground blur rather than sharpest image.  Thus they are shooting wide open and using either an in-camera or other software trick to blur the back-ground.

As a result, the image is blurred more than if the lens were at its sweet spot, as your own G1X photos. Your evidence of the models shoulder seems to indicate that. Plus the amount of blur in the back-ground there is huge compared to the focal length of the lens.  You normally cannot get that much blur unless you are using a long telephoto wide open.

I feel hopeful that macro sharpness will improve considerably with the lens stopped down to the sweet spot.  We will know shortly I am sure. 

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