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150MP Phase One IQ4
Schneider Kreuznach LS 40-80mm f/4-5.6

Performance at 40mm for Landscape Imagery (Death Valley Area, Phase One IQ4)

These examples in the Death Valley area.

This page is critical reading for anyone considering the Schneider Kreuznach LS 40-80mm f/4-5.6 for landscape use.

Includes images up to full 151MP camera resolution (14204 X 10652). Also includes 100 megapixel downsampled variants for perspective versus Fujifilm GFX100.

Comparing f/8 to f/11 for landscape

The peripheral forward field curvatureseen here is also seen in the Eastern Sierra examples. It is a DEAL KILLER. This lens is unacceptable for landscape shooting and many other purposes.

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