The whole question of lens sharpness...

Started Jun 12, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Contrast and color are MORE important :-)
In reply to Allan Olesen, Jun 15, 2013

Allan Olesen wrote:

Basalite wrote:

The "detail contrast" (no such a term)

Then let us call it "Contrast between nearby details". Not to confuse with resolution which works on a much smaller scale. A lens can have high resolution but still lack contrast between nearby details.

If a lens, sharp or not, lacks contrast then the entire image is affected.

"Nearby details?" No such a term. It doesn't even make sense in the context of the discussion.

you speak of is due to a sharper lens, besides sensor quality. That said, one can do a mid tone contrast adjustment without affecting highs and lows. A very sharp lens with lower contrast can have its contrast increased in software and you will see what you are looking for.

If you do a mid tone contrast adjustment, it will affect the overall contrast, not just the contrast between nearby details.

No, that's why it is called a mid tone adjustment.

So if people refer to the contrast between nearby details when they talk about the contrast of a lens, you can't easily reproduce that property of the lens in PP.

Once again, low contrast in an image can easily be adjusted for. Adding contrast to a sharp low contrast picture will greatly increase apparent detail throughout the image. I would lose the term "nearby details" as it means nothing.

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