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This series has several instructive goals:
- Showing how the 35/1.4 Distagon images across the field.
- Showing how much stopping down is needed for a scene like this to render sharply from foreground to background.
- Showing EV-matched relative illumination across the aperture range, including the sky as is typical for outdoor use.
The subject chosen is ideal in the way it slants through the zone of focus, and offering a near and a far zone along with very fine detail throughout.
No camera lens correction / lens coding.
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