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You just don't tonemap bloom, or blur, or depth of field. Those effects come on top of all other. Try to experiment with the values also.
Coming from a graphic design background, one solution I usually use for making blurry images appear sharper is to overlay noise. Of course, adding random noise does not look good. The noise must be relevant to the underlying material. The classic case is making a material look weathered in Photoshop by using grunge textures and setting their layers to ...
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