Too sharp lenses?

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

khunpapa wrote:

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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.

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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

Gato

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