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Sample 14-30/4S used here obtained August 2020, 1+ years after the initial review.
The series assesses the Nikon NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S at 14mm, showing just how weak it is in the outer zones.
Includes images up to full camera resolution from f/4 through f/8, plus crops.
Huge Ancient Bristlecone Pine
Adobe Camera Raw 126.96.36.1993: view ACR settings. Camera Profile = Adobe Color. Enhance Details. Vignetting correction (partial). Diffraction mitigating sharpening for f/8 (mild) and localized contrast enhancement (mild). Lateral chromatic aberration correction and distortion correction as per EXIF requirement, mandatory in ACR.
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