I would love to know if my D7000 is a soft focus camera. My brother posts much sharper images from his Canon 6D than I could ever produce.
EVERYBODY loves to post about soft focus. I really feel I do not know whether those posting inputs to discussions have a grasp of the subject or not. Various lens can produce various results. PS can sharpen a pic. The subject matter can give the brain an impression of soft or sharp. Heck, I see posts of bokeh circles with sharp edges (Is that possible?).
What we need is one (or a team of) the gurus' to come up with a D7000 standardized soft focus test.
Select a lens we probably have to start. 50mm f1.8. If you ain't got it, $125 is not too much investment to participate. You need that lens anyway. Or borrow one!
Tell us the camera settings. Tell us the tripod height and subject distance. Include the distance to the background. Detail the lighting, hopefully flash to minimize variables. Select a subject and background we all have.
Be specific. I am a novice. I would love to post my pic to be compared to other D7000s'.
Please help me understand soft focus. I feel this would be a VERY popular test, those knowledgeable in the subject could be very helpful to us lost sheep!
This would be a timely exercise, as the new D7000 is about to come out. This test would be a great guide to those considering upgrading, once D7X00 pics are added to the info.