What's the quality that gives some lenses (like Minolta G) a "3D" look?

Started Jan 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
paulcraig
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In reply to arie, Jan 29, 2013

It's also a term called microcontrast that gives these G and Zeiss lenses that 3D "pop." It's the ability to maintain contrast between adjacent dark and light objects even at a very fine level.

I have the 24mm f/1.8 Zeiss for my NEX-7 and it has spectacular "pop" and dimension. It's not the best lens for everything though, but does produce beautiful detail and color.

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