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Notes on the Mosaic Crops

Crops at 200mm, 135mm, 85mm, 70mm follow on subsequent pages.

Camera

Except as otherwise noted, I used the Canon 5D Mark II with mirror lockup and a remote release.

Lenses

The 200mm f/2L IS and 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II were mounted using their tripod collars, using the Arca Swiss Cube head and the Gitzo 3540 XLS tripod. For the other lenses, the camera itself was mounted in the tripod head.

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