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This series looks at the ability of the Canon 85mm f/1.4L IS to deliver high image quality on a far distance scene. Such scenes are failing grounds for many lenses and such scenes also mercilessly show any build quality issues, revealed as asymmetric sharpness.
Sunrise on Mt Conness
Adobe Camera Raw 10.4.0.976: view ACR settings. Camera Profile=Adobe Color. Diffraction mitigating sharpening for f/9. Aggressive contrast control in order to retain both the snow detail and open up the dark trees.
Focus was on the large snowfield below the summit. In Live View mode, the image looked impressively crisp and clear, and free of any violet halos or haze—outstanding.
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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.
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