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The series is as demanding as it gets for any lens, mercilessly revealing any optical weakness or asymmetry on this planar target.
Mosaic @ 130mm
Adobe Camera Raw 22.214.171.1249. View ACR Settings. Camera Profile = Adobe Standard. No lens corrections used.
Lighting is an odd mix of dusk and artificial. The camera was angled slightly up.
Distortion is moderate, with the bowing-in of pincushion distortion. This can be corrected during raw conversion but it damages micro contrast by stretching pixels.
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