« on: July 10, 2014, 07:56:11 PM »
It's funny, though. I wrote a blog post addressing THIS VERY camera release and how it relates to gear freaks:
I wrote that on June 26, as if I could predict the tendency of nerds to "NEED" the newer, shinier, camera body.
Nice blog post, however, there's one problem with arguing that sharpness isn't everything: that is, when the photographer just wants to make mechanically accurate images.
I'm not a strict purist and I do have aesthetic preferences, but the point is that it's a different underlying motivation, to capture what is rather than trying to "tell a story" or convey emotion.
Of course there are exceptions, and I briefly allude to that by saying "Maybe the particular job requires knowing optical strengths and weaknesses of the aperture, right down to the last pixel."
I'm not really addressing photographers that want to make "mechanically accurate images". That's a scientific pursuit, not an artistic one.