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 Equals Nothing, Jan 29, 2013

Yes, that's the look. So, DOF and defined edges are the key. Though, I think you can also say that even with a large DOF, you could probably still get a feeling of depth even without much. bokeh.

Equals Nothing wrote:

Do you mean like this?

No PP at all here, basic raw conversion. It is likely no magic lens, if you can get the edges of an object to all be really sharp, while keeping the background very soft, you will see 3D'ish. It's a shallow DOF and getting the focus just right that is the trick, you gotta get the edges sharp.

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