Daily Archives: April 28, 2020

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PS Visual Quality vs. PS945

The Cooke Portrait PS945 is a modern classic large format lens, designed to recreate the soft focus look of the classic lens of old. At an aperture between F8 and F11, it is sharp where it counts, with a 3-D rendering that rolls off into the out of focus area like butter. Of course the soft focus effect is best demonstrated with a large aperture opening, something at F4.5 to F5.6: Dreamy… but wait, that’s not an image from the Cooke PS945! What is this? It’s a Pinkham and Smith Visual Quality Series IV (PSVQ IV from now on) No. […]