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Sony A7R II
Sony / Zeiss FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA

Field Examples: Hall Natural Area, Dusk (Sony A7R II)

These examples shot in the field in the Eastern Sierra, near Yosemite National Park.

An f/1.4 lens plus image stabilization extends the range of shooting hours significantly: all images on this page were shot handheld very late in the day with Sony IBIS (SteadyShot) enabled.

Viewing: shot at dusk, these images are reproduced appropriately for those conditions; viewing in a darkened room is recommended for proper contrast perception (also, click each image to view in separate windows, because a white surround throws off perception).

Adobe Camera Raw 9.6.1 (631). Chromatic aberration is corrected via an embedded profile for both lenses, as enforced without recourse by ACR.

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Special emphasis is placed on Sony full-frame, including Sony lenses and the high performance Zeiss Batis and Zeiss Loxia lenses plus Rokinon/Samyang and others. Fujifilm X, Olympus and Panasonic M4/3, Sigma dp Merrill and dp/sd Quattro are also covered in depth. Years in the making, it offers a wealth of material for choosing and using a mirrorless camera.

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  • Optical quality analysis of field curvature, focus shift, sharpness, flare, distortion, and performance in the field.

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f1.4 @ 1/15 sec, ISO 100; 2016-08-24 19:42:59
Sony A7R II + Sony FE 50mm f/1.4 ZA

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