Can AI Turn a Cheap Lens Into a More Expensive One?

Computational photography and AI is one of the most exciting new frontiers in photography, with features ranging from automatic sky replacement to entirely automated portrait processing. This great video takes a look at Topaz Sharpen AI and if it can work enough magic to make a cheap lens look like a more expensive one. 

Coming to you from Anthony Morganti, this interesting video takes a look at Topaz Sharpen AI and just how far it can fill in the gaps in sharpness between a cheap lens and a more expensive one. Of course, we would all prefer to shoot with an innately sharp lens, but good glass is anything but cheap, and there are plenty of situations in which you might be using something like a walkaround lens and you will want just a bit of a bump in sharpness. Of course, it is not going to make something like a kit zoom look like a top-shelf prime lens and you probably do not want to go through the process for a lot of photos at once, but it does look like it can provide a welcome boost in a variety of situations. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Morganti.


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