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24-megapixel Leica SL
Zeiss ZM 35mm f/1.4 Distagon

Aperture Series: Cerro Gordo Miner’s Coveralls (Leica SL)

This close-range scene looks at bokeh in particular, but as a bonus but perhaps the main attraction, an extreme example of the destructive effects of color moiré with the Leica SL is visible, showing why a relatively low-resolution 24MP sensor is not just disappointing for capturing detail, but destructive to image quality.

Cerro Gordo Miner’s Coveralls

Adobe Camera Raw 9.6.1 (631). ACR settings. Camera Profile = Embedded.

No camera lens correction used, so this is native performance on the Leica SL.

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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, Leica SL.

Special emphasis is placed on Leica M lenses and certain Zeiss ZM lenses.

  • Make better images by learning how to get the best results right away.
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  • Make better images, a sort of “cheat sheet” saving yourself months or years of ad-hoc learning. Processing parameters are discussed and shown.
  • Jaw-dropping image quality found nowhere else utilizing Retina-grade images up to full camera resolution, plus large crops [past 2 years or so].
  • Real world examples with insights found nowhere else. Make sharper images just by understanding lens behavior you won’t read about elsewhere.
  • 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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