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Shot with Fujifilm GFX firmware 2.00, lens firmware 1.00. Brand-new GFX, brand-new lens.
This aperture series examines near-to-far performance but with focus well in the distance to see how the field curvature properties of the lens can be balanced in near-far situations like this given the strong forward bias in outer zones such as seen in View Down Shadowed Lundy Lake, Late Afternoon and West Walker River in Noon Shade, Upstream View.
A different approach including an assessment of focus shift is found in Iced-Over Beaver Pond.
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