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”.
The lighting was low contrast and so a tonal curve has been used to enhance the overall contrast.
The image is excellent at every aperture, bearing in mind that peripheral areas hide any weaknesses, the peak of the tower being less good than the central areas.
Article continues for subscribers...
diglloyd Advanced Photography includes hundreds of pages of exclusive coverage and high resolution, Retina-grade example pictures detailing Canon and Nikon DSLR bodies and their lenses, with in-depth analysis of sharpness and contrast, color, bokeh, vignetting, distortion, MTF, and flare. Also included is a wealth of in-context technique and workflow insight. Since 2006, diglloyd Advanced Photography is the authoritative review and on-line reference for discerning Canon and Nikon shooters. Subscriptions cost $ per year.