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03-22-2020, 03:15 AM - 11 Likes   #28231
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K1+M20/4

M20/4 isn't the best lens for edge sharpness, but combined with how I commute to the locations to take the photos (ie. cycling), its the most perfect lens
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K1+M20/4

M20/4 isn't the best lens for edge sharpness, but combined with how I commute to the locations to take the photos (ie. cycling), its the most perfect lens
We obsess so over the IQ of the last pixel in the farthest corner of our own images, but how often do we take the slightest notice of softness at the edges of an image posted by someone else? Our natural vision is small zone of center sharpness with rapidly fading resolution toward the periphery, so images that have that characteristic look totally natural and "right."

And more specifically, never for the most fleeting instant did the image you posted look anything other than tack sharp to me.
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K1 with 12~24mm Sigma @ 12mm and f11. Corners are not sharp, does it matter?

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K1 with 12~24mm Sigma @ 12mm and f11. Corners are not sharp, does it matter?
It rarely matters.
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QuoteOriginally posted by WPRESTO Quote
We obsess so over the IQ of the last pixel in the farthest corner of our own images, but how often do we take the slightest notice of softness at the edges of an image posted by someone else? Our natural vision is small zone of center sharpness with rapidly fading resolution toward the periphery, so images that have that characteristic look totally natural and "right."

And more specifically, never for the most fleeting instant did the image you posted look anything other than tack sharp to me.
Indeed....
I think there is too much emphasis on the technical qualities of a lens nowadays since its so easy to "prove one is better" as a photographer because one has the sharper lens.

In the end in real use, portability, plays a very important part of whether a photo gets shot (at least for me)
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03-22-2020, 12:03 PM   #28238
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If your photography is technical, such as of test range experiments, sharp all over really matters but if it is for art, enjoyment and aesthetics sharp all over is probably not good.

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Great looking camera right there!
Thank you ! A little bit heavy : 5 Kg 350

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03-22-2020, 12:20 PM   #28240
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QuoteOriginally posted by pinholecam Quote
Indeed....
I think there is too much emphasis on the technical qualities of a lens nowadays since its so easy to "prove one is better" as a photographer because one has the sharper lens.

In the end in real use, portability, plays a very important part of whether a photo gets shot (at least for me)
Amen. If only the sharpest lenses will serve, why it there a market for soft-focus lenses, lensbaby, and Trioplan?
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Clearing skies after a showery morning. With the D FA 28-105.

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Is that Folly Bridge from near The Head of the River pub, now closed by order of the government? I walk across it most Sunday mornings with crowds of people. But not tomorrow because of the events which made it quiet in your picture.
Yes that's it.
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Is that Folly Bridge from near The Head of the River pub, now closed by order of the government? I walk across it most Sunday mornings with crowds of people. But not tomorrow because of the events which made it quiet in your picture.
Yes, that's it. No crowds today and miraculously no traffic.
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Much less traffic than a normal Sunday morning looking up St Aldates past the court and the cop shop to Tom Tower at Christchurch College, opposite Pembroke College and St Aldates church. You are down on the low part subject to about 1% annual probability of flooding. There are places nearby in the 3% annual probability contour, with houses on them on both sides of the river.

Tolkien worked at Pembroke College for a while before publishing Lord of the Rings.

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