Too sharp lenses?

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Gato Amarillo Veteran Member • Posts: 5,998
Re: Too sharp lenses?

khunpapa wrote:


In some old Nikon's article I had read, the author explains about the sharp-but-soft 105mm portrait lens.

They (Nikon's lens engineer) deliberately design the (far) red wavelength to be out-of-focus. So while the overall image of the human subject is razor sharp, the skin is not.

Interesting. Now I'm thinking about how to emulate this in Photoshop.


To OP.

For nowadays lens, the classic example of "too sharp" lens is the classic Olympus ZD 50mm f/2 macro-portrait lens. There are many topic that people complaint about its [too much] sharp.

The mZD 75mm f/1.8 is almost being accused of its overt sharpness too.

FWIW, the lens I am complaining about it the Olympus 12-100 zoom, as compared to the Panasonic 12-60


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