Lens and contrast?

Started Jun 26, 2013 | Questions thread
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Lens and contrast?

With the introducing of new Zeiss lenses I've already red many times that good lenses, like Zeiss Touit, will deliver a good contrast (+ micro-contrast) while not so good will have less contrast.  While I think I undestand what it means, and I can see difference with kit lens and sel50 for example, I'm still wondering. For example can lens deliver too much contrast? Keeping post-processing in mind, less contrast means more individual tones and would therefore be better starting point than image with strong contrast (as a theoretical maximum contrast would only mean 2 different tones, black and white). So could think that strong contrast lens is actually not a good starting point for postprocessing given less tones or am I just plain wrong? I confusing enough?

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