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The Coastal 60/4 offers perfect correction of primary and secondary color* while also offering a high MTF performance. Here it is put to a demanding test involving a very high contrast and reflective subject in which much of it starts out of focus, thus trying hard to show any trace of chromatic errors—without success. It is also remarkably resistant to diffraction, delivering an exceptional image at f/16.
Includes images up to full camera resolution. from f/4 through f/16. These images are a visual treat showing what is possible with a lens having perfect correction. Recommended viewing device is an Apple iMac 5K.
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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.
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- 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].
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