« on: May 06, 2014, 08:01:49 AM »
The 50L adds a beauty factor in how it draws a picture. It just looks pretty, especially for portraits. Maybe the 50L's slight softness is an advantage for some photos and for some photographers.
Forums like these tend to attract hard-core photographers whose thought process goes like this:
"Too sharp for portraits? Non-sense and lazy. I will capture every single pore and blemish on the face since one can never recover detail that wasn't captured. I will use multiple large strobes in my studio to perfectly light everything on the skin with the perfectly sharp lens, then I will proceed to spend hours in post-processing to remove the pores, soften the skin tones, beautify blemishes in order to prevent the subject from complaining photo's don't look flattering. Color differences? Doesn't matter because I will create and apply X-Rite color profile."
It's all great and I do that, too, but we often forget that probably the majority of people photo's taken out there do not undergo TLC like this, and many are even straight ooc jpegs Oh, the horror..