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Taken with brand-new lens sample, different from the April 2016 evaluation sample.
As with the Standing Dead Tree In Old Beaver Pond series, this series takes a critical look at the performance of the Sony 85mm f/1.4 GM at distance, in particular showing how shallow the depth of field is at f/1.4, even at considerable distance, and just how much stopping down is needed for shots at this distance.
This series is outstanding in showing real-world total imaging performance across the field and from aperture to aperture in a real world situation.
Aspen at Edge of Beaver Pond Meadow, First Kiss of Sunlight
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