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This aperture series shows the performance of the Olympus Zuiko 12mm f/2 ED on an exterior planar scene, but with some foreground and background to provide additional insight.
- How far to stop down for peak sharpness, optimal aperture.
- When diffraction starts to degrade image quality.
- Overall lens performance across the frame.
Test scene, lenses, etc
Overall color and contrast is superb, nothing to complain about— the images are beautifully rendered as a whole.
Slightly vignetting at f/2 could be considered a plus here.
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