There is soft and then there is out-of-focus unusable. Back in the day, we spoke of soft images as “not tack sharp.” There are certain styles of images that work slightly soft and others that certainly do not. Knowing when one works or doesn’t can be tricky and might require a second opinion. What can substitute for sharpness is mood and the image I break down has enough to carry the frame, at least in my mind. But, I’ll let you be the judge.