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Hasselblad X1D
Hasselblad XCD 45mm f/3.5

Aperture Series: Pomegranates on Picnic Table

This series assesses overall image quality as well as focus shift at medium range on a nicely saturated subject with overcast rainy skies. I chose this setup for two reasons: (1) to see overall sensor quality, particularly the rich greens and reds, but also the dark rich blackish wood tones.

Pomegranates on Picnic Table

Adobe Camera Raw 9.8.0.692. View ACR settings.

Diffraction mitigating sharpening used for f/9 (minimal) and f/12 (more aggressive) due to micro contrast losses starting at f/9 and showing obvious degradation at f/12, due to diffraction.

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