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Leica 30-90mm f/3.5-5.6 Vario-Elmar-S ASPH

Aperture Series @ 51mm: Pescadero Creek Pool (S006)

This scene evaluates the Leica 30-90mm at 51mm. Maximum aperture at 51mm is f/4.6.

Pescadero Creek Pool

Adobe Camera Raw 8.8.0 (397). ACR settings. Camera Profile = Embedded. No lens corrections used.

Diffraction-mitigating sharpening was used for the f/9.5, f/13.5, f/11, f/16 exposures as per Mitigating Micro Contrast Losses from Diffraction Blur in Making Sharp Images.

The image is gorgeous, just as with the 30mm series and 90mm series. The CCD sensor in the Leica S Typ 006 delivers a beautiful result in such lighting (though it struggles with noise just a bit, even at ISO 100, see crops in smooth areas).

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