Quote Originally Posted by Alan Gales View Post
Thank you for replying.

I had the older 180 which was not as sharp but I liked it for close up portraiture. I took some group shots with the 110 that included my wife and she was ready to kill me. She said something to the effect that she didn't want every wrinkle and pore showing.
Your wife is not alone in her preferences, her emotion is modern day demonstration of the problem that spawned the soft focus lens movement in the late 1800s.

Photographic materials made some technical leaps back then that greatly "improved" sharpness and resolution; the finished product became "too damn good at it's job" for portraitists.