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    sharpest lens ever

    what is the sharpest 4x5 lense ever? or one that produces the best quality colour images in terms of saturation, tonal value etc? I'm asking in terms of personal subjective experience.

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    Re: sharpest lense ever

    Strange topic; however, I'll bite:

    Schneider 110mm SSXL.
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    Re: sharpest lense ever

    Rodenstock Apo-Sironar-S 150/5.6

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Kononczuk View Post
    what is the sharpest 4x5 lense ever? or one that produces the best quality colour images in terms of saturation, tonal value etc? I'm asking in terms of personal subjective experience.
    Eh? Wot?

    What does color rendition have to do with resolution?

    And what does "personal subjective experience" have to do with anything that can be measured objectively? What do hallucinations have to do with reality?

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    Re: sharpest lense ever

    What Lachlan and Leigh said, plus: Fuji 240A

    Best,

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    Re: sharpest lense ever

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Kononczuk View Post
    what is the sharpest 4x5 lense ever? or one that produces the best quality colour images in terms of saturation, tonal value etc? I'm asking in terms of personal subjective experience.
    One of the sharpest lenses I have is the 150mm f/2.8 Xenotar... it's extremely sharp in the center at f/2.8 as demonstrated below:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/genotypewriter/6806479707/

    I also have some 150mm f/2.8 aerial lenses that are consistently sharp across the frame but not as sharp as the Xenotar in the absolute sense.



    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Fromm View Post
    Eh? Wot?

    What does color rendition have to do with resolution?

    And what does "personal subjective experience" have to do with anything that can be measured objectively? What do hallucinations have to do with reality?
    The guy wants to know about optically good lenses. I'm failing to see the crime he committed here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Kononczuk View Post
    what is the sharpest 4x5 lense ever? or one that produces the best quality colour images in terms of saturation, tonal value etc? I'm asking in terms of personal subjective experience.
    Oh sweet Jesus. One of these questions.

    8 1/4" late Red Dot Apo-Artar. Diffraction limited. It didn't make my pictures one teensy bit better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Fromm View Post
    What do hallucinations have to do with reality?
    They're sometimes a lot more fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by E. von Hoegh View Post
    They're sometimes a lot more fun.
    But let's not fantasize...

    Back to reality...

    At some point both physics (physical measurement) and psychophysics are important. I know Dan hates the "airy-fairy" stuff, but not all that can be measured matters in terms of human perception.

    Unfortunately the question is imperfectly formed and could be intended to address one, either, or both aspects of "sharpness".

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianShaw View Post
    But let's not fantasize...

    Back to reality...

    At some point both physics (physical measurement) and psychophysics are important. I know Dan hates the "airy-fairy" stuff, but not all that can be measured matters in terms of human perception.
    Yes.
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