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Leica M240
Leica 50mm f/0.95 Noctilux-M

Aperture Series: Pescadero Creek (M240)

Taken on the Leica M Typ 240 at late dusk as the light was fading.

This series is an interesting study of sharpness at a consistent distance across the frame over the aperture series, showing exactly how much and and how fast the image quality improves with each aperture.

Pescadero Creek

ACR settings, Camera Profile = Adobe Standard

Lighting was varying (darkening) steadily; some adjustments were made with a +2 stop push for the f/11 frame. Color rendition varied with lighting (green to magenta and some of this color shift is due to sensor interaction from ray angle).

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