Can lens or camera have a 'clinical' rendering?

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57even Forum Pro • Posts: 14,738
Re: Can lens or camera have a 'clinical' rendering?
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fPrime wrote:

57even wrote:

fPrime wrote:

I’ve certainly described some lenses as clinical. To me a “clinical” lens is simply one that is highly corrected for optical aberrations, distortion, vignetting, and soft corners when shot wide open. I use the term dispassionately. For some applications (like astrophotography, for example) a clinical rendering quality is actually preferable.

The downside of clinical lenses is that they tend to draw less microcontrast and 3D Pop once stopped down. That can be counterproductive to some photographic use cases.

fPrime

This doesn't make a lot of sense. Why can't a well corrected lens have good microcontrast?

It’s likely that my definition of microcontrast differs from yours.

fPrime

That doesn't answer my question.

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