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

Started Jan 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: What's the quality that gives some lenses (like Minolta G) a "3D" look?
In reply to arie, Jan 29, 2013

arie wrote:

There have been a lot of people who comment that some lenses produce images that have a 3 dimensional look, or at least no "flat" looking. Most notable are the older Minolta G lenses, an the CZ lenses.

Does this have to do more with the coatings on the lens or something else?

Use of short DOF also produces a more dynamic image, but there seems to be something more to it.

Some lenses have more contrast and a "crisper" look but no lens can give a 2D photo a 3D look. Some people call the look 3D but to my eyes it doesn't look 3D at all.

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