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Leica S2

Diffraction: Optimal Apertures

This example is taken from the mosaic comparison.

Here we explore how far the lens can be stopped down before diffraction (DAP) inevitably kills off the performance that an S2 can deliver.

Aperture series

Check out the crops, and see for yourself.

Remember, these crops have already had sharpening, which has compensated for the dulling effects of diffraction. More sharpening will start to look harsh, then nasty.

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