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This series assesses the Fujifilm GF 63mm f/2.8 at medium distance, showing the GFX and the 63/2.8 at their best in the field on a landscape image.
Aspen and Firs by Lee Vining Creek
Focusing protocol = refocusing at each aperture.
Lens Modulation Optimizer = On, 2-sec self timer, electronic shutter.
Adobe Camera Raw 188.8.131.528. View ACR settings. Camera Profile = PROVIA/STANDARD. Diffraction mitigating sharpening for f/9 and f/11.
For the 63/2.8, ACR enforces lens corrections for chromatic aberration, vignetting, distortion, a requirement set by the GFX.
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