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Blowing Snow on High Peaks
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Focus was on the far hillside at f/1.4. This proved harder than I might have thought in the extreme lighting; it’s uncertain whether I managed it optimally. The best actual focus might be nearer, e.g., the more distant area of the open foreground field. Given the rearward focus shift of the Sigma 40mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art, this may have been fortuitous in that f/2 and f/2.8 shift a bit rearward to “land” on the hills beautifully all while preserving peak sharpness from in front of the aspen to the far distance (but not improving the nearby foreground, due to the focus shift). The results at f/2.8 are as good as most lenses every achieve! By f/4 - f/5.6, even the closest foreground is spectacularly sharp, a world-class performance.
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