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Nikon 70-200/2.8 VR II and 70-200/4 VR
Nikon 70-200/4 VR

Aperture Series: Tiled Arch (200mm)

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.

A small extra dose of sharpening was applied using Topaz InFocus (0.01, minimum) over the usual RAW conversion with Amount=70.

Tiled Arch

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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