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Sony A7R IV
Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM

Examples: White Mountains, Dusk

This page shows ad-hoc examples from the Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM in the White Mountains of California.

Includes images up to full camera resolution and a few aperture comparisons.

Clearing storm east of Patriarch grove

Clear limitations on sharpness can be seen in the foreground and outer zones.

Still, the overall capture is excellent overall, and unapproachable even 5 years ago, with lenses like the Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G ED not able to come anywhere close to matching this performance.

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f8 @ 1/20 sec handheld IBIS=on EFC shutter, ISO 100; 2021-06-02 19:51:50
Sony A7R IV + Sony FE 14mm f/1.8 GM
ENV: White Mountains, altitude 11800 ft / 3597 m, 55°F / 12°C
RAW: LACA corrected, vignetting corrected, push 0.3 stops, +100 Shadows, -100 Highlights, +30 Whites, +48 Dehaze, +10 Clarity, USM {12,50,0}

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