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Leica M240
Leica 24mm f/3.8 Elmar-M ASPH

Aperture Series: Colorful Leaves on Still Pool (M240)

This scene is at or very near the close-focus limit of the 24mm f/3.8 Elmar-M ASPH.

Colorful leaves on still pool

ACR settings, Camera Profile = Embedded

Diffraction losses of micro contrast can be partially offset and this has been done here; see Mitigating Micro Contrast Losses from Diffraction Blur in Making Sharp Images.

The grasses at right are closer than the close-focus distance of the lens. These cannot be expected to sharpen up entirely given that they are only a foot or so from the lens.

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