Mike Johnston on "Sharpness"

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by Fmrvette, Jul 15, 2013.

  1. Fmrvette

    Fmrvette This Space For Rent

    May 26, 2012
    Detroit, Michigan
  2. STR

    STR Mu-43 Veteran

    May 16, 2013
    His larger point is valid: most lenses are sharp enough, even for enlargement or display on hi-res displays. The slow advance of 4K-everything won't make my photos look worse (not least because it's "only" 8.3Mp in resolution).

    Having said that, I disagree that you can have too much sharpness. You can ALWAYS blur away detail. You cannot, beyond a finite limit, unblur pixels that never existed.
  3. Neftun

    Neftun Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 15, 2012
    Patrick Kristiansen
    I found his article and the comments a fresh different aspect from my own. Although I have been taking pictures for a decade now, I'm still something of a noob. These guys seem to be pros, and I take their thoughts into consideration. Interestingly, the oly 17f1,8 is mentioned, a loved lens in this forum, but bashed for it "not-so-great sharpness" all over the web...
  4. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Hi Jim ... U shocked me .. I thought this must be a thread by RT Panther :wink::wink:We are so used to this kind of links by him :drinks:
  5. Fmrvette

    Fmrvette This Space For Rent

    May 26, 2012
    Detroit, Michigan

    Yeah, the thought had occurred to me :wink:.

    I think my 45mm was on my mind and Mike's article struck a chord.


  6. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    You shoulda put a smiley (or five) in the title, then it coulda been confused with a "Bhupinder thread", too.