Mike Johnston on Lens Sharpness

Over at The Online Photographer, Michael Johnston has a piece up on lens sharpness – how sharp is sharp enough? Does lens resolution affect the apparent sharpness of an image as much as we think?

Geeky, in an old school kind of way.

Every photographer develops, over time, a favorite lens. One that does something special that they can capitalize on. For me, my Canadian-built 35 mm f/2.0 Summicron that I bought with my first Leica (an M4-p) was one of them. My manual focus Nikkor 24 mm f/2.8 was another – I just worked well with that lens. (Bought, used, in 1989, I was still using it in August of 2007 for this photo.)

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