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Sony Alpha A1
Sony FE 40mm f/2.5 G

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Aperture Series: Backlit Deck and Backyard

Shot with the 50-megapixel Sony A1.

This aperture series evaluates the Sony FE 40mm f/2.5G for sharpness across the field, focus shift, distortion, field of view, and bokeh. It is directly comparable to the results in the shootout at 50mm.

Backlit Deck and Yard

Adobe Camera Raw 13.2.0.738. View ACR Settings. Camera Profile = Adobe Color. Contrast control for easier comparison. Diffraction mitigating sharpening for f/8 and f/11. Lateral chromatic aberration corrected as per mandatory EXIF flag. Partial vignetting correction. Distortion NOT corrected.

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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.

  • Make better images by learning how to get the best results right away. For example, the best way to set up your Sony camera.
  • Save money by choosing the right lens for your needs the first time, particularly with the numerous lenses available for Sony.
  • Make better images, a sort of “cheat sheet” saving yourself months or years of ad-hoc learning—best practices and how-to and processing parameters are discussed and shown.
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  • Real world examples with insights found nowhere else. Make sharper images just by understanding lens behavior you won’t read about elsewhere.
  • Aperture series from wide open through stopped down, showing the full range of lens performance and bokeh.
  • Optical quality analysis of field curvature, focus shift, sharpness, flare, distortion, and performance in the field.

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