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This aperture series look at performance of the Schneider Kreuznach LS 80mm f/2.8 on a landscape scene at very far distance. The $65K question given the Phase One IQ4 system is what aperture to use to make use of the fabulous 150MP sensor.
I had wished for beautiful warm light at dusk, but the reality is that this 'blue' scene with a “blue line” lens is a severe challenge for any camera, and is thus a win in seeing what camera and lens can do under difficult conditions—blue light of low contrast.
Includes images up to full 151MP camera resolution (14204 X 10652) from f/2.8 through f/11, plus crops. Also includes 100 megapixel downsampled variants for perspective versus Fujifilm GFX100.
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These systems are hugely expensive, so make the right choice for your own needs (full frame vs medium format).
- In-depth lens evaluations covering behaviors not likely to be found anywhere else, based on real-world field shooting.
- How to configure menus and buttons and best operating practices, gotchas and how-to.
- Real world examples with insights found nowhere else. Make sharper images just by understanding lens and camera behaviors.
- Jaw-dropping image quality found nowhere else utilizing Retina-grade images up to 100 megapixels filling up to 5K display, plus large crops.
- Aperture series from wide open through stopped down, showing the full range of lens performance and bokeh.
- Optical quality analysis of field curvature, focus shift, sharpness, flare, distortion, and performance in the field.