Christopher Steven b wrote in post #16513970
What do you mean by rendering ?
Bokeh for example - please read my posts with pictures.
The Meyer Trioplan has - as far as I know - a bokeh no Canon EF lens has.
If you are able to use this kind of bokeh, you could create images with boosted background detail - but still with small DOF.
Nikon has the two Defocus Control lenses with 105 and 135mm, they allow the same, or nearly the same. Sony, Pentax, Olympus, Sigma, Tamron have nothing similar. Tamron ones had a lens that could create images a bit like the Trioplan.
So when you like this way of image rendering, you need one of these lenses - or much time and knowledge in Photoshop. And you must see images that could fit for this rendering.
DocFrankenstein wrote in post #16513988
...Turns out to be creative, all you need is to buy the right lens, upload the picture to the right laptop and click on the right filter.
What value does "the look" have if you bought it? Or if somebody made it for you?
Have you build your own lenses? Or is their neutral near perfect look bought too?
I am not sure whether many musicians make their own instruments.
I don´t think Manfred Mann could create his sound without the Moog synthesizers?
What would have happened when Mozart would only get drums?
You like your instruments, your lenses. Others like other lenses.
You probably prefer neutral near perfect lenses - others like lenses with some imperfections.
Probably you do not see the differences between an lens with neutral spherical aberration correction and an over corrected spherical aberration. Good for you, you don´t need extra lenses. Others see the differences and use them.
By the way: I do a lot of experimentation with lenses, and do optical modifications to get more of the effect I want. But I do not see this as as special artistic knowledge, more as technical tinkering.