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Sony A7R III
Sony FE 135mm f/1.8 GM

Examples: Mono Craters Area (Sony A7R III)

This page puts the Sony FE 135mm f/1.8 GM to use for outdoor images.

There is not a lot to say about each image because performance is so high—it’s more about showing evidence of consistent excellence.

The 135mm focal length offers excellent perspective compression which stacks up near/far detail for an effect that shows the curves in road or landscapes.

Hwy 120 East, View to Mono Lake, Dusk

Beautiful sharpness across the frame, but of course depth of field starts well in the distance, even at f/8. What a pity that Sony does not offer automated focus stacking support.

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f8 @ 2.0 sec IS=off, ISO 50; 2019-06-08 20:24:55
Sony A7R III + Sony FE 135mm f/1.8 GM
ENV: Hwy 120 near Mono Craters, altitude 7600 ft / 2316 m, 58°F / 14°C
RAW: Enhance Details, LACA corrected

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