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    Is the soft focus filter obsolete?

    With all that can be done with, and to improve, an image with software, is a soft focus filter still useful (i.e., for digital photography)?

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    Re: Is the soft focus filter obsolete?

    Quote Originally Posted by daysleeper View Post
    With all that can be done with, and to improve, an image with software, is a soft focus filter still useful (i.e., for digital photography)?
    mostly, yes. Although the look of a Zeiss Softar is hard to reproduce exactly.

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    Re: Is the soft focus filter obsolete?

    I agree. Softar type filters make the eyes soft. Images tend to look better with eyes that are sharp, but skin that is soft (for the ladies).

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    Re: Is the soft focus filter obsolete?

    If you haven't tried the aftermarket "Bokeh" filter for Photoshop I strongly suggest it.

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