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Aperture Series: Tenaya Canyon Creekbed Pool (SL2)
Can a 35mm rangefinder lens deliver solid results on the Leica SL2? Let’s put what I consider the finest-available Leica M-Mount lens to the test, the Zeiss ZM 35mm f/1.4 Distagon.
This aperture series from f/1.4 through f/11 looks at near-far and across-the-frame sharpness on the 47MP Leica SL2, using the Leica M-Adapter-L. As well as field curvature and focus shift.
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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.
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.
- Save money by choosing the right lens for your needs the first time, particularly the Summilux/Summicron/Elmarit choice and/or Zeiss ZM.
- 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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