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If one is going to bother with a heavy and bulky and expensive camera for its 50 megapixel sensor, then strict shot discipline is demanded, including an understanding of diffraction losses with stopping down.
Focus lands just in front of this doll’s face (see hair). Stopping down to f/8 delivers very fine detail on the face and hair and hat.
Use the A/B comparison mode to compare f/8 to f/11, f/16, f/22: observe that f/11 goes slightly dull and this worsens at f/16 (considerable loss of micro contrast) and by f/22 a major loss of micro contrast is seen.
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