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Aperture Series with Canon 85mm f/1.2L II (Pavers)

This series is intended to explore sharpness and field curvature (if any) with the 85mm f/1.2L II. Several series are shown.

Apertures are f/1.2, f/1.4, f/1.6, f/1.8, f/2, f/2.8, ..., f/11. Exposure started at 1/8000 second at f/1.2, and the first few (overexposed) frames were adjusted to match the later ones better.

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The effects are interesting for depth of field, field illumination, and distortion.

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