DoF may not exist...

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Re: It is Science and Perception
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I suspect expectation plays a part.

You have pixel peeped so many ultra sharp GFX shots now, that maybe your brain can't accept even the most conservative CoC values.

Maybe it's a bit like aliasing. Lots of people seem to be completely unbothered by the most obvious luminance aliasing because they don't know what they are looking at. But once seen it can't be unseen.

Perhaps in your case, your brain is now so finally tuned to absolute sharpness that you can no longer tolerate a CoC that most people are fine with. When diffraction is doing the softening, perhaps it does so in a way that affects all the pixels everywhere by the same amount, so the tell-tale gradual fall-off of insufficient (for you) depth of field your brain latches on to is not present.

Just thinking about the "other things" that provide an explanation beyond the normal science.

You are a pixel peeper but it would be interesting to find out whether you see the same effect in prints.

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