On 7/19/2021 4:00 PM, Pearce, Wilfred via olympus wrote:
But will extending the resolution make a real difference?
In context, this was in response to WayneS's interest in more detail:
On 7/18/2021 11:53 AM, Wayne Shumaker wrote:
maybe you should try this
I don't think you can do justice to the images there unless the end result is
immersive. Print very large or maybe even some virtual reality.
On 7/18/2021 12:14 PM, Wayne Shumaker wrote:
One nice thing about google photos is you can put full res images there and be
able to zoom in. I think that might do more justice to your images if there was
the ability to zoom/pan around the image.
I think not, but we are in a time where we have given up our sad quest for the
best out of focus areas in a photo to demand overall sharpness.
Your collective "we" may be too broad. There are still folks obsessed with bokeh, and folks obsessed with ultimate
sharpness, and magic color, and razor thin DoF, and infinite DoF, confrontive street photos, and so on, and on.
On this point, LensBaby has been around for years, and continues to bring out new products, all to create various forms
of softness in images. Here are their latest photos of the week.
No risk of excessive sharpness there!
I would personally never do something like that.
Nor anything not tack sharp. <https://photos.app.goo.gl/4WQetnZ99m14z5Bk7>
Lomography has been around even longer, with products for digicams now sharing
space with their film offerings.
I've been fortunate to see a lot of famous photos by even more famous
photographers that wouldn't last for a minute if subjected to today's quest for
As have I. IMO some would benefit from better sharpness, many not. OTOH, it seems to me that some photos from the
pictorialist era are exquisite, and others are just soft without merit from it. But if we all had the same tastes . . .,
What if the Hokey Pokey *IS* what it's all about?
Themed Olympus Photo Exhibition: http://www.tope.nl/