"There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept."
- Ansel Adams
|Contact Print from 4x5 Negative|
Print size is also important - especially in film. Due to light scatter in the film itself and in the air between the enlarger lens and the paper, the more one enlarges film to make a print, the less sharp it will appear. All things being equal (which of course they never truly are), an 8x10 made from contact printing an 8x10 sheet of film will appear sharper than an 8x10 from a 35mm camera.
|Olympus e-420 Picture with lots of Sharpening via Clarity in ACR.|
|Sigma DP2s with Foveon Sensor Picture.|
|Picture from Contax G1 on HP5+ Film.|