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The Sony A7R is a 36-megapixel mirrorless camera with a full-frame sensor incorporating micro lenses, which might be hoped to allay the ray angle issues that lead to color shading and excessive vignetting and loss of off-center sharpness.
This distance scene was chose to show definitively whether the 75mm f/2 APO-Summicron-M performance is solid on the Sony A7R sensor. The Novoflex Leica M to Sony NEX lens adapter was used. This intent here is to document the camera-specific lens behavior. Accordingly, the vignetting and color shading and contrast and highlights have not been adjusted for the series, though they are ripe for such adjustment, and one adjusted f/11 frame is included.
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Diglloyd Guide to LEICA contains in-depth coverage of Leica M system cameras and lenses, with additional coverage of Leica M Monochrom, Leica Q.
Special emphasis is placed on Leica M lenses and certain Zeiss ZM lenses.
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- Aperture series from wide open through stopped down, showing the full range of lens performance and bokeh.
- Optical quality analysis of field curvature, focus shift, sharpness, flare, distortion, and performance in the field.
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