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Aperture Series: Post Office Boxes (M240)
Field curvature can be tough to work with, as is shown in the Church at Night example.
For this scene, focus was placed optimally for the “shape” of the subject matter, showing that the field curvature of the 28/1.4 Summilux can be mitigated by careful balancing of focus across the subject matter.
Balancing focus for a scene is not always possible to do optimal because a curved zone of focus can match the shape of the subject matter well (excellent results as here), or can be at odds with it. When in conflict, poor performance will result without much stopping down.
Church At Night
Adobe Camera Raw 9.1.1 (461). ACR settings. Camera Profile = Embedded. Contrast control used to make image much more interesting.
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