Bad lens = better DR !??

Started Oct 19, 2009 | Discussions thread
Lee Jay Forum Pro • Posts: 52,092
Re: Like pre-exposure?

Steen Bay wrote:

Doesn't a horrible low-contrast lens have pretty much the same effect as the 'pre-exposure' used in the film days (by guys like Ansel Adams) to control contrast and dynamic range?

Could be.

(And isn't the relatively low contrast that your 35/1,4L has wide open part of the 'look' you like?)

Unlike most, I don't usually buy lenses because of optical performance. I bought the 35/1.4L for the fast aperture and the ring USM.

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