« on: August 25, 2012, 08:29:48 AM »
I don't absolutely agree that f8 is the sharpest.
I ran a "aperture sharpness test" in focal with all my lenses and the:
24 L II= sharpest at f2,5
35 L II= f3,5
50 L= better at 1,8 than 2,2, sharpest at f5
85 L= f5 (huge drop from f2 to 1,2)
All lenses showed a fair amount of loss of sharpness any smaller aperture.
I use my lenses at the needed aperture, but I must admit, I use 2,5 with the 24 more now (instead of 1,8-2.0), and the 50 at 1,8
Just curious; does that also mean that you now have set the in-camera sharpness setting to "0" (zero) ?
The software sets up the camera with it's own settings, so I'm not sure. But if you sharpen +3 or -3, the difference between apertures would be the same, all would be softer or sharper.