This page shows ad-hoc examples from the Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM, with an emphasis on lens performance for close-range shooting.
Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM Examples: Backyard
Includes images up to full camera resolution and a few aperture comparison.
Celery plant and deck chair
f1.8 @ 1/125 sec handheld IBIS=on, ISO 100; 2021-05-14 19:12:08[low-res image for bot]
Sony A7R IV + Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM
RAW: LACA corrected, push 0.17 stops, +10 Clarity
Even at 60 megapixels, the roof below is an ugly mess, with broad streaks of yellow/blue color aliasing.
Most assertions of the “N megapixels is enough resolution” are blind to the real image quality issues that abound at lower resolution, such as color aliasing and moiré and staircasing effects on edges.
I get that for many purposes a finished image size of N=24MP is enough. But that viewpoint conflates capture resolution with output resolution. There is no reason that the two need be the same. And existing cameras already offer lower output resolution, eg “small raw” variants and various JPEG and HEIC sizes. Everyone could be happy with a 100MP capture!
Sampling-resolution image quality issues are an issue even at 60 megapixels, as shown below. Yet oversampling when done at sufficiently high resolution can banish the ugly digital stuff, such as color aliasing and moiré and staircasing effects on edges.
These image quality issues are not a concern in many images. And f/11 acts as an anti-aliasing filter. But when issues do arise, they are pretty darn ugly.
So I look forward to seeing a 100 megapixel sensor in the 35mm sensor size format, for higher total image quality and and somewhat more resolution as a bonus. The Micro Four Thirds format proves that 100 megapixels would be a bare minimum to hope to overcome these issues.
Let’s hope that a Sony A7R V will bring us at least an 80MP sensor.
Color aliasing on roof shingles (actual pixels)
f4 @ 1/320 sec handheld IBIS=on, ISO 100; 2021-05-14 18:08:34[low-res image for bot]
Sony A7R IV + Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM
RAW: LACA corrected, vignetting corrected, pull 0.3 stops, +20 Whites
I just received the Really Right Stuff BGFX100S Modular L-Plate for Fujifilm GFX100S. Beautifully crafted!
- CNC machined 6061-T6 Aluminum
- Anodized; Type II Black
- Laser engraved center marks
- Integrated QD (Quick Detach) socket for quick- detach strap systems
- 1/4”-20 threaded accessory mounting socket
- Full access to camera accessory ports
- Access to battery without removing plate
- Integrated hex-key stored for easy plate repositioning or removal.
I weighed it at 162.1g with the included allen wrench, or 104.9g base plate only.
The Really Right Stuff BGFX100S modular plate system is specifically engineered for the Fujifilm GFX100S camera. The form-fitting flanges contour the camera’s own structure to prevent twisting, and to enhance the overall ergonomics. The shape and opening of the upright section gives access to all side ports, and battery access is unobstructed while the plate is on the camera.
The BGFX100S L-plate can be slid away from the left side of the camera body. This allows tethered portrait shooting while keeping your lens centered atop any Arca Swiss compatible clamp.
When the L-Plate is tucked against the body, a recess will envelop the camera’s strap lug, which will further increase the rigidity of the plate while in-use on a tripod. The primary 1/4”-20 mounting screw in the baseplate, as well as the screw which allows the L-component to slide (or be removed entirely) are tightened with the same hex key, which is conveniently stored in the L-Plate itself.
All BGFX100S Plates are first CNC machined from solid blocks of 6061-T6 aluminum. Every edge and surface is shaped ergonomically and with maximized strength. Afterward they are finished with a smooth matte surface.
Below, the “L” portion can be snugly positioned against the strap lug for rigidity, or it can be extended away from the camera body, or removed entirely.
Really Right Stuff BGFX100S Modular L-Plate for Fujifilm GFX100S, front side view
Below, loosening the screw at left with the included allen wrench (stowed in the bracket itself), the “L” portion can be loosened to position at the desired offset from the camera.
Really Right Stuff BGFX100S Modular L-Plate for Fujifilm GFX100S, bottom view
The QD attachment point allows use of QD (Quick Detach) accessories.
Really Right Stuff BGFX100S Modular L-Plate for Fujifilm GFX100S, QD attachment