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The Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM A has excellent flare control, maintaining high lens contrast even in difficult lighting.
This scene was shot against the fading dusk sky, and given a massive boost to shadow areas. The shadows were boosted by +100 (maximum) in Adobe Camera Raw in order to open up very dark areas (some contrast added to counteract the inevitable 'flat' look from so doing). If the lens does not resist flare, attempts to do this would result in poor contrast in these dark areas.
Extreme Backlighting, Cherry Blossoms
Adobe Camera Raw 8.8.0 (397). ACR settings. Camera Profile = Camera Neutral.
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