become popular? Just some thoughts I have had as of late. My little sister bought me a whole pile of old photography books. Some were old college books, some were portrait shooting tips, but most were just books of photography from TIME and similar sources. Most of these books date from the 70's and 80's, so the images are from that era or well before. As I turned every page, the images were fantastic, but I noticed that if a person posted one of these images on a forum for example.....it would be torn apart. I mean the images look fantastic composition and subject wise but they were not the razor sharp images that you see online and in print these days. So, although these images were technically great and the TIME books were chaulked full of some images from the most respected photographers, why do we argue so much over what company has the sharpest lenses, or "I cannot wait for a mkII edition of this lens because its not sharp enough." Why do we lust for ultra sharp images if that is only a small fraction of a photograph? Is it a technology thing? HD television, video, better print capabilities have us "trained" to expect ultra-sharp images? Just curious.......as I have only been shooting for a few short years now. Anyone that has been in the hobby/profession long enough to see a change in this?