Micro-contrast versus sharpness

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by cdecurtis, Nov 9, 2013.

  1. cdecurtis

    cdecurtis Mu-43 Regular Subscribing Member

    Sep 6, 2012
    Marietta, Georgia, USA
    Has anyone made a comparison between micro-contrast versus sharpness for Pana and Oly lenses? Can micro-contrast be measured?
  2. flash

    flash Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 29, 2010
    1 hour from Sydney Australia.
    Yes it can. But, no, I haven't. With digital, micro contrast is also affected by the sensor (more specifically the AA filter and colour arays). So you may see different results on an EM1 and EM5 for example. I do remember the obvious differences between the EP1 and EPL1 as well.

    I'm sure someone who really understands MTF charts will chime in on how to compare micro contrast between lenses.

  3. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    Can anyone define exactly what micro-contrast is?
  4. barbosas

    barbosas Mu-43 Veteran

    May 7, 2013
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