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Presented in standard size inline on this page, also HD and Ultra-HD sizes.
Crops omitted for lens rendering series with Ultra-HD sizes; use the Ultra HD size to get a good sense of the limitations.
Lens rendering aperture series are presented primarily to understand the rendering style and the feel the lens produces over the whole image.
The aperture series shown uses equivalent EV (exposure value) for all f-stops, which tends to show f/1.4 for how it behaves: rather dark. When shooting at f/1.4, typically one might add an extra half stop to account for this behavior.
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