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This series shows the general imaging qualities of the Nikon 50mm f/1.2 AIS under pleasingly diffuse light at dusk.
The demanding 36-megapixel Nikon D800E is used here: a decades-old optical design on a high-resolution digital sensor is quite a challenge!
Cottonwood stump at DeChambeau Ranch
The westering mid-November sun hidden behind the Sierra Nevada casts a warm glow on this cottonwood tree stump at dusk. A slight contrast boost was made (Contrast +10 in ACR raw conversion).
The general bokeh qualities are of interest here; quite pleasant. There is a pleasing gentleness at wide apertures and at f/1.2 and f1.4 a moderately strong vignetting which draws attention towards the center. As well, that vignetting can be used as an inherent neutral density “filter” for too-bright corner details (though not in this scene).
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