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Sony FE 12-24mm f/4 G

Aperture Series @ 17mm: Dana Lake Iceberg

This series looks at total imaging performance with a very difficult high contrast scene and extreme near-far subject matter which starts almost underfoot and extends to very far distance.

Dana Lake Iceberg

Adobe Camera Raw 9.12.0.784. View ACR Settings. Camera Profile = Camera Standard. Diffraction mitigating sharpening for f/13. No lens corrections used other than the automatic required correction for chromatic aberration.

Fujifilm GFX image quality (shot a few minutes earlier) is hugely better and cleaner in all the smooth areas where one can see noise, an entire pay grade higher, with better usable dynamic range too, which is a big advantage for high contrast scenes like this. The Sony A7R II is simply not in the same league. That said, the image is very nice and would make a fine print.

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