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The camera used here is the Nikon D800E (versus the D600).
See notes on the Saddlebag Overlook page for processing and comparison details.
The Zeiss 100mm f/2 Makro-Planar offered the right focal length here, and even at f/2 wide open it is exceptionally sharp even to the corners. Aperture f/4 is used here for depth of field; sharpness falls off just a hair in the lower right and in the distance compared to f/5.6, but f/4 provides peak central micro contrast.
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