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Canon 5DS R
Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM

Aperture Series: Green Machine, Oblique View (5DS R)

The Canon 5DS R is a 50-megapixel camera and thus presents a severe challenge to any lens, certainly one with few lens elements (not at all well corrected).

But sometimes it is the rendering style of the lens that appeals, and in this regard the Canon 40mm f/2.8 STM not only has a highly appealing rendering style, but delivers a high quality image fairly quickly, and one with pleasing bokeh.

Green Machine, Oblique View

A Zeiss polarizer was used.

Adobe Camera Raw 9.1 (441). ACR settings. Camera Profile = Adobe Standard. Not corrected for vignetting or color aberrations or distortion.

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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 full camera resolution, 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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