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Sony A7R II
Voigtlander Heliar-Hyper Wide 10mm f/5.6 Aspherical

Examples: White Mountains Snow and Cabins (Sony A7R II)

These examples show a variety of distances to get an idea of overall imaging behavior using images at close range and distance and spanning the range to assess just how capable the lens is.

White Mountain Rd

At about 11,800 ft elevation, 1.5 miles before reaching the locked gate.

Image quality is good in the central areas, falling off in the outer zones. Vignetting is strong. There appears to be a peripheral forward field curvature that helps sharpen the closer areas in the outer zones, but which leaves things dismally unsharp at distance (in the outer zones).

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Sony A7R II + Voigtlander HELIAR-HYPER WIDE 10mm F5.6

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