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Focus stacking is all but a necessity for high quality using medium format over a significant near-to-far subject, due to depth of field requirements.
For this particular scene, not even f/16 could have captured more than half the table sharply, and that would have degraded everything badly by diffraction, the fine frost being crucial to render with high micro contrast.
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