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Leica M240
Zeiss ZM 35mm f/1.4 Distagon

Aperture Series: Green Lichen on North Side of Barn (M240)

The Zeiss ZM 35/1.4 Distagon delivers sharpness edge to edge for infinity focus. Its field curvature is held strictly under control, massively better than the Leica 35/1.4 Summilux.

The Rusty Barn example showed off the strength of the ZM 35/1.4 Distagon; this series confirms that finding and shows another planar situation.

Green Lichen on North Side of Barn

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