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Fujifilm GFX100S
Fujifilm GF 30mm f/3.5 R WR

Aperture Series: White Mountains Terrain Above Treeline

This series proves out unequivocally what I kept seeing in series after series: the Fujifilm GF 30mm f/3.5 R WR is incapable of delivering sharpness on a 100MP sensor at any aperture.

White Mountains Terrain Above Treeline

Adobe Camera Raw View ACR Settings. Camera Profile = Adobe Color. Vignetting correction. Diffraction mitigating sharpening for f/8 (mild).

The image looks great overall. But the goal of a 100MP sensor is presumably to get something reasonably close to 100 megapixels of capture detail. This the 30/3.5 cannot do, as this scene proves and many others I shot, all showing the same disappointing outer zone performance, which stopping-down does not cure.

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