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Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR

Aperture Series @ 135mm: Rodin Burghers of Calais (Nikon D810)

The series looks at sharpness and color correction on subject matter with specular highlights of varying hues from both the lingering blue of late dusk and the garish warmth of night lighting.

Burghers of Calais

Adobe Camera Raw 9.10.0.739. View ACR Settings. Camera Profile = Adobe Standard. No lens corrections used.

Focus was on the moustache area of the face.

The Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR delivers an outstanding image wide open. For starters, micro contrast is very high for in-focus areas. Out of focus areas do not develop any meaningful secondary color issues either—see the reflections on the out of focus figure at left. High contrast edges show no color blur.

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  • Aperture series from wide open through stopped down, showing the full range of lens performance and bokeh.
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