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Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM
Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM

Aperture Series: Rancher’s Cabin

The goal of this aperture series is primarily to show the sharpness and depth of field behavior, and to some extent the bokeh and vignetting.

The series is presented at 50% (linear) of actual pixels (22-megapixel Canon 5D Mark III), and is best viewed on a very high resolution (Retina) display.

Test scene

Mountain sunlight at mid-day.

The scene was chosen for a good 3D depth of focus to assess how stopping down affects image sharpness.

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