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Soft Focus - How About A Standardized Test ?


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"RE: Soft Focus - How About A Standardized Test ?"

SweetMK Registered since 22nd Jan 2013
Thu 07-Feb-13 12:10 AM

>
>Pete
>
>Edited to add:
>
>I was wondering about this and finally stopped being lazy and
>download the cylinder shot to look at the EXIF data. And to my
>surprise what I found plays into what Stan just posted.
>
>You took that shot using manual focus!!!
>
>So again, what are you referring to??? An image can be in
>focus yet soft (usually due to lens aberrations), but a missed
>focus image will be soft in your intended subject area, but
>sharp elsewhere (actual focus plane). Also being a camera with
>a AA filter the end result will be soft and need sharpening.
>And to that end different models will have different pixel
>densities and different amounts of strength in the blur of the
>AA filter making direct comparisons difficult.
>
>The in focus areas of your example appear to me to be very
>sharp, but then with an in-camera sharpening setting of 9
>that’s no surprise!! So again with the thin DOF of that shot
>you are going to get the results you did, and if the plane of
>focus is not where you intended while using manual focus it’s
>not the cameras fault.
>

If you read my post where I included that pic, I stated that the pic was an EXAMPLE of why you could not evaluate just any pic.

Of course I knew what EXACTLY I was doing using that pic. I was trying to post a worst case example of focus comparison, not an example of in focus/out of focus, or AF lens performance.

P.S. I worked pretty hard with the camera to make that pic just what I wanted.

I have really enjoyed the results of using the D7000.

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