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    most lenses are too sharp ...
    flat and dull is better and lacking contrast
    is even better than that ...

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    Yes ... Good thing that Brillo pads exist, isn't it?

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    Some guy once said:

    "There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept."

    There is a lot in that sentence that gear heads can mull.

    A lens is an ingredient in a recipe, and you use the right ingredient for the dish.
    That's just, like, my opinion, man...

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    Why do we do this?

    Good morning;

    An interesting topic. Admittedly, I have never fully understood the concept of spending $ 2000, or more, for a lens, then going out and spending an additional $ 250, or more, for a Carl Zeiss "Softar" filter to put in front of the lens to destroy most of the design and engineering work that was put into it.
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    You must list your criteria for something to be defined as "too sharp" before the question can be answered.

    The status of "too sharpness" will also change for each situation you are in, depending on your desired results.

    In other words, due to the variable meaning of the term "too sharp", only YOU can answer your question. Reading anything on the matter from any of us is pointless.
    Last edited by 2F/2F; 06-16-2009 at 03:20 PM. Click to view previous post history.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobwysiwyg View Post
    It's a lot easier to contrive a soft image with a sharp lens than it is to get a sharp image out of a soft lens.
    Isn't this why Zeiss Softars & Nikon Soft Focus filters
    were invented ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanishing Point Ent. View Post
    Isn't this why Zeiss Softars & Nikon Soft Focus filters
    were invented ?
    Yes, primarily for bad taste wedding and glamour portraits I think...

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