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This lens rendering series is at at greater distance than the near-macro range of the sunflower blossom series. Thus it shows more context and gives yet another sense for the feel of the lens when used at very close range.
ACR 8.7 (287): ACR settings, Camera Profile = Camera Standard
So often is heard complaints about vignetting, yet vignetting at full aperture can be a wonderful thing, as here: it brings down the bright areas of the sky so that it is in balance with the more central areas, while focusing viewer attention. Your author prefers some level of vignetting in fast lenses for those effects.
Lens contrast is terrific, and the bokeh qualities are very smooth and pleasant at every aperture and corner to corner. This is a strong and pleasing performance.
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