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30-megapixel Canon EOS R
Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L USM

Examples: Lundy Canyon Evening

These examples includes single frames as well as focus stacked images, the Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L being an ideal lens for focus stacking.

I find that autofocus accuracy with the Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L is terrific both in magnified Live View and non-magnified.

Massed Aspen Leaves Floating on Pool

These leaves were all massed and floating—it was a bit tricky in the creek bottom in that it wasn’t always obvious whether the next step would result in a water over the ankle.

When shooting a focus stack, the Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L USM can be trusted to develop depth of field rapidly, and to stack with no issues at all (barring non-lens ones).

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[location “Lundy Canyon”, altitude 8100 ft / 2469 m, 54°F / 12°C, "massed aspen leaves floating on water", focus stack 3 frames, diffraction mitigating sharpening]
Canon EOS R + Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L USM

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