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This outdoor far-field scene explores sharpness near to far and across the frame at 28mm (equivalent to ~23mm field of view on a 35mm full-frame DSLR).
This wide a field of view typically requires some lens tradeoffs, a “balancing” of various competing image quality interests. And that indeed is what is found.
This finely detailed image cries out for viewing on the iMac 5K (or at least a 4K display) so as to render the fine details of twigs and bark and moss in a far more compelling way than a standard display.
Mirror lockup with 2 second self timer.
f-stop: 4.5, 5.6, 8, 11, 16
seconds: 1.0, 1.3, 2.5, 5.0, 10.0
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