Define "Pop"?

Started May 2, 2014 | Discussions thread
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InTheMist Veteran Member • Posts: 3,078
Define "Pop"?

Hi Guys,

Don't stop reading yet, but first off, I'm a Nikon user.

I've often heard of Leica users referring to 3D "pop" but I'm wondering how you define it? Is there a way that you test for that? What makes a lens pop?

I ask because Nikon has a new 35mm f/1.8 that is pretty small, and is actually in some cases sharper than the near-legendary Sigma 35mm f/1.4 but the Nikon is just missing that certain something!

This is a shot with the Sigma that I think kind of pops.  Agree, corrections to my misconception?  I've been trying to review these two side-by-side, but the words are failing me.

The Sigma "pops" in my opinion. Agree?

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