35mm 1.4 magic...carpet? Locked

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KariP
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Re: 35mm 1.4 soft corners - a problem?

MarkMyWords wrote:

I’m referring to the surprising corner softness wide open, as depicted in this Imaging Resource “Blur” test:

https://www.imaging-resource.com/lenses/fujinon/xf-35mm-f1.4-r/review/

Lenstip results are consistent with this. Not that graphs tell the whole story, although the 35mm 2.0 shows the gains of time and technology (and one stop less):

Soft corners are not a huge problem when you use f1,4 - I think it is usually a situation where smooth bokeh/blur is expected. Like a portrait with a blurred background... especially the corners

There are no corners that should be sharp - photographer expects blur and shallow DOF IMO

I hope f 1,4 is not used for landscapes --- ??? then just stop down to f5,6 and the problem disappeaRS

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I started SLR film photography in 1968, first DSLR was Canon 40D in 2007. Now Fujifilm X-E3 and X-H1 for nature, walking around ,traveling/landscapes - fantastic 5DMkIV for landscapes, macro , BIF ... .

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