Re: I Just Now "Fully" Realized That I Do NOT Like...
Originally Posted by Old-N-Feeble
Is there such a thing as razor sharp with pretty bokeh?
A Cooke Portrait Lens set to sharp is wonderful; razor-sharp, beautiful out-of-focus rendering, and a rich, rich tonal scale, (I wish I knew how they did that...). A Petzval not pushed past its limits (and into the swirlies) is lovely. The humble Rapid Rectilinear is very underappreciated. Process Dialytes like the Artar and Ronar have an attractive look to the out of focus areas, though at f/9 that aspect is somewhat restricted. And the older Tessars, like the Series II Velostigmats are very nice too.
"I love my Verito lens, but I always have to sharpen everything in Photoshop..."