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A distance scene (infinity focus) is about as tough as it gets for a fast lens; any optical asymmetries stand out like a sore thumb and field curvature can be a serious problem requiring f/5.6 or f/8 to overcome with some lenses, even very expensive ones.
This scene confirms the results of the Mountainside At Dusk series.
Mountainside At Dusk
Adobe Camera Raw 9.3.1 (520): ACR settings, Camera Profile = Adobe Standard. Contrast control used to tame the bright sky vs dark foreground.
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