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Examples

See also the examples on the Distortion and Flare and Comparison pages.

Sensor size

Some of the examples on this page were taken with the Canon EOS 1D Mark III, a 10.1-megapixel camera with a 1.3X field-of-view crop sensor ( 1.3X Sensor Crop ). Others were taken with the full-frame 21.1-megapixel Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III ( ).

Leaves in stream [Canon 1D Mark III] 1.3X Sensor Crop

Stopping down to f/11 or f/16 is needed to pull the corner sharpness into bounds due to curvature of field. Unfortunately, stopping down past f/8 drops image contrast just a bit, and this can be seen in the areas that are already optimal at f/8. See also Diffraction at diglloyd.com.

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EOS 1D Mark III, ISO 50, 0.5 sec @ f/8 <=> f/11

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