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Leica 75mm f/2 APO-Summicron-M ASPH

Aperture Series: Two Aspen (M240)

Tested with a brand-new sample of the 75/2 APO.

Updated 24 June 2018 from 2013 rendering in order to include full resolution images.

Quaking aspen in Lundy Canyon

Adobe Camera Raw 10.4.0.976: view ACR settings. Camera Profile=Adobe Color. Diffraction mitigating sharpening for f/11 and f/16.

The blue morning canyon light has been mostly neutralized (white balance) to a degree to match the perceptual memory of this moderately high contrast scene.

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