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24-megapixel Leica SL
Leica 90mm f/4 Macro-Elmar-M

Aperture Series: Wyman Cabin, Sunlit

This series from f/4 - f/11 looks at sharpness at medium range cutting through an old cabin with finely detailed wood grain, out of focus metallic power lines and a leading foreground, for a good look at sharpness and micro contrast, depth of field, bokeh and aberrations.

Wyman Cabin, sunlit

Adobe Camera Raw 9.6 (625): ACR settings, Camera Profile = Embedded. Color fringing corrected. Distortion not corrected. Saturation added.

Diffraction-mitigating sharpening was used for the f/11 frame as per Mitigating Micro Contrast Losses from Diffraction Blur in Making Sharp Images.

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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.

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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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