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Zeiss Nikon 105mm f/1.4E Aperture Series: View Down to Conness Creek Drainage

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This aperture series from f/1.4 through f/9 shows overall performance along with a right bottom corner weakness observed repeatedly in other outdoor distance scenes. It’s the kind of thing that drives me nuts when the camera itself is in question including a second sample. I never had such problems with my rock-solid Nikon D810.

Bottom line: modern digital is unforgiving of very tiny errors (3+ microns)—it shows up. It is sort of a scavenger hunt to find a camera body in near-perfect alignment and lenses are often more challenging. Infinity / far distance focus is the most demanding case, as with this scene. Camera errors and lens errors can combine also, further confusing the issue.

Zeiss Nikon 105mm f/1.4E Aperture Series: View Down to Conness Creek Drainage

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Conness Creek Drainage towards Saddlebag Lake
f6.3 @ 1/13 sec, ISO 31; 2017-10-23 17:27:24
NIKON D850 + Nikon AF-S 105mm f/1.4E ED

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