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These examples taken in the Eastern Sierra Nevada of California.
Mt Warren @ 45mm
Violent and cold winds that herald the approach of new snow whip snow around the peaks along Lundy Canyon. I had just crossed Carson Pass about 90 minutes earlier, where the temperature had dropped to 22°F.
A beautiful scene is wrecked by lens asymmetry: even at f/8, the right 1/3 of the frame is badly blurred. How this kind of thing leaves the factory is unclear (poor quality control), but lens skew like this was observed numerous times at different focal lengths of the 32-64/4. It’s a shame, because the lens handles flare and contrast superbly well, and the rest of the frame is nicely sharp.
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