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The most contrasty lens?

 
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Apr 18, 2007 10:17 |  #1

Prime or Zoom..
L or not..
Old or New..
And without considering the resolution..
What will be the most contrasty lens in your opinion?
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Apr 18, 2007 12:53 |  #2

a bit of a silly question isnt it? I thought only I was allowed to ask silly questions. There is virtually no one who hase tried every lens so most pepole cant really answer that question. I for one dont evne realy understnad who sharpness differs from contrast


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Apr 18, 2007 13:03 as a reply to  @ bowlesbe's post |  #3

I'll throw out two good ones: 135L and the 100 macro.


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Apr 18, 2007 13:38 |  #4

That would be most new prime or zoom Ls. The white paint with neat black trim is nice and contrasty, and the red stripe is a perferct touch of saturation too!! :-)


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Apr 18, 2007 13:52 |  #5

dancad wrote in post #3063883 (external link)
That would be most new prime or zoom Ls. The white paint with neat black trim is nice and contrasty, and the red stripe is a perferct touch of saturation too!! :-)

I disagree! The golden Sigma emblem on Bigma is more contrasty!

a bit of a silly question isnt it? I thought only I was allowed to ask silly questions. There is virtually no one who hase tried every lens so most pepole cant really answer that question. I for one dont evne realy understnad who sharpness differs from contrast

You don't need to try every lens in order to tell which is more contrasty. B&H catalog has great photos of the lens. I'm able to tell which len is more contrasty. :)


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Apr 18, 2007 13:54 |  #6

Canon/Sigma 15mm fisheye. The contrast is crazy.


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Apr 18, 2007 14:06 |  #7

bowlesbe wrote in post #3063619 (external link)
a bit of a silly question isnt it? I thought only I was allowed to ask silly questions. There is virtually no one who hase tried every lens so most pepole cant really answer that question. I for one dont evne realy understnad who sharpness differs from contrast

The only silly question is the one you never ask.

I was asking for an opinion for which you might have had an experience with.
Either you had an experience with a couple of lenses or couple dozens of lenses.. your opinion is valuable to me.

Previously, I wanted the highest resolution(sharpness) lenses, but lately.. I'm finding myself more attracted to the high contrast lenses.. so the black tone looks black and white tone looks white.
As long as it has a good contrast.. I don't mine the bad resolution.. as long as it is tolerable.


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Apr 18, 2007 14:15 |  #8

I heard Canon 24-85 has a really good constrast.. but unfortunately I am having trouble finding a good review or some sample photos(untouched).


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