New isn’t necessarily good. Manufacturers in many fields typically expend...– http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/opinion/html/sharpness.htm
Before Oppenheimer went to Washington from New Mexico to testify, a newspaperman...– Life magazine, august 1945
Improvement makes strait roads; but the crooked roads without Improvement are...– William Blake quoted in “Genius” by James Gleick
there are now two photographic worlds
A few years ago somebody played a cruel joke on Flickr’s DeleteMe group, where a photo is posted and self-appointed critics decide whether to keep or trash the image. A picture of a cyclist was posted and condemnation was quick. “Soft”, “grey”, “blurry” were among the criticisms as the judges decided the picture was, well, a bit crap. Then it was revealed that the photographer was Henri...
The Case Against Zooms
By Mike Johnston I’m well known for having a prejudice against zoom lenses. I generally don’t like them, generally don’t shoot with them, and generally don’t recommend them. Again and again, I’m asked to explain this, usually in a sort of bemused way, as if I’m some sort of strange curiosity who can’t get along with the other kids on the playground. Everybody uses zooms, right? Why “limit”...