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Zeiss Loxia 85mm f/2.4 Aperture Series: Icy Breached Beaver Dam (Sony A7R II)

Zeiss Loxia 85mm f/2.4 Sonnar

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The Zeiss Loxia 85mm f/2.4 is put to the test in extremely blue light with fine ice crystals on a scene in which edge to edge sharpness is critical for rendering the frost crystals.

Blue light is particularly difficult for a lens as it is usually the least well corrected portion of the spectrum (although most digital sensors have a cut filter around 420nm, which wreck the violets but reduces violet halos).

Zeiss Loxia 85mm f/2.4 Aperture Series: Icy Breached Beaver Dam (Sony A7R II)

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The temperature dropped 30°F from the day before as a powerful front with very high winds blew in overnight, albeit a weather front not containing much moisture. This morning shot show a single night’s freeze on what had no ice the day before.

About 90% of the trout in a series of beaver dam ponds disappeared after a series of breaches in several dams like this one. A beaver is in the large pond just below these dams, but has not yet repaired any damage.

 

Icy Breached Beaver Dam
f5.6 @ 1/50 sec, ISO 100; 2016-11-17 11:25:05
Sony A7R II + Zeiss Loxia 85mm f/2.4 Sonnar

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