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Nikon Z7
Nikon NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S

Aperture Series @ 14mm: Mosaic

The series assesses the Nikon NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S at 14mm on a demanding planar target. The main point of interest here is sharpness, but color rendition is also a concern.

Includes images up to full camera resolution, plus crops.

Mosaic

Adobe Camera Raw 11.3.1.198: view ACR settings. Camera Profile = Adobe Color. Enhance Details. Diffraction mitigating sharpening for f/8 and f/11, more than usually needed.

Overall image quality is strong for color, contrast, etc. Vignetting is fairly strong at f/4, but almost completely gone at f/5.6.

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