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This near-to-far landscape from f/2 through f/13 shows off the full behavior with stopping down: foreground and background bokeh, total image quality at each aperture when in focus and not in focus, etc.
Red Blueberry Scrub View to Mt Conness
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The veiling atmospheric haze was unavoidable smoke from fires to the south.
The modest performance wide open at f/2 is plain to see in the outer zones and corners; this is all one can hope for with a tweaked rangefinder design on mirrorless. Contrast is modest at f/2, the result of veiling aberrations which mostly disappear at f/2.8 with a big jump up in overall contrast and in micro contrast, with the central areas already near peak sharpness at f/2.8—excellent.
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