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Canon 35mm f/1.4L II

Aperture Series: Icy Waterfall To High Peaks

This high dynamic range scene is beyond the limits of the Canon 5DS R sensor and is thus a challenge for a lens in maintaining detail and contrast.

Specular highlights on water show us bokeh near and far and the near to far scenery show just how much stopping down is needed. Quality wide open is also plainly revealed.

Icy Waterfall To High Peaks

Exposure was optimal ETTR exposure that hit the limits of the Canon 5DS R sensor according to the RawDigger info.

Adobe Camera Raw 9.4 (548) ACR Settings, Camera Profile = Adobe Standard. Substantial contrast control used to open up dark shadows. All camera and lens corrections DISABLED both in camera and during RAW conversion. f/9 and f/13 apertures sharpened to counteract diffraction.

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Diglloyd DAP is DSLR-oriented, but also contains workflow and other topics. Much of the focus is on Canon and Nikon but also Pentax and Pentax medium format.

Special emphasis is placed on lens evaluation, focusing on Canon and Nikon and Sigma lenses, but with a few others like Rokinon/Samyang.

  • Make better images by learning how to get the best results right away.
  • Save money by choosing the right lens for your needs the first time, particularly some of the new Sigma Art lenses vs Nikon and Canon.
  • Workflow discusses image organization, raw conversion and post processing. Many examples show processing parameters for direct insight into how the image was converted.
  • Jaw-dropping image quality found nowhere else utilizing Retina-grade images up to 28 megapixels filling up to 5K display, plus large crops [past 2 years or so].
  • Real world examples with insights found nowhere else. Make sharper images just by understanding lens behavior you won’t read about elsewhere.
  • Aperture series from wide open through stopped down, showing the full range of lens performance and bokeh.
  • Optical quality analysis of field curvature, focus shift, sharpness, flare, distortion, and performance in the field.

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