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One of the first few series shot with the FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM, the goal here is to assess contrast control under strong backlighting, bokeh and control of color aberrations, and overall sharpness and visual impact.
Strongly Backlit MTB
Adobe Camera Raw 9.5 (585). View ACR Settings. Camera Profile = Adobe Standard. Chromatic aberration corrected via embedded profile (enforced by ACR).
Overall, the look and feel are outstanding, unusually pleasing for a 24-70mm zoom. One might at first glance mistake it for a 50mm prime lens with pleasing imaging qualities.
The FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM delivers excellent lens contrast in this strongly backlit situation. But perhaps more impressive is the exceptional control of secondary color on out of focus high contrast areas (see crops). As well, bokeh is gentle and pleasing overall. although some details in outer areas suggest a bit of edginess, perhaps from astigmatism.
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