This series shot manually focused to ensure peak image quality using the 36-megapixel Nikon D800E, zoomed to 200mm.
VR off, tripod based, etc; the series represents “best possible” in field use.
The vignetting at ƒ/4 is rather nice, but ƒ/5.6 still has a bit of it along with a nice bump in micro contrast, and with less of the central hot spot appearance.
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