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60MP Sony A7R IV
Voigtlander 50mm f/2 APO-Lanthar

Shootout: Voigtlander 50/2 APO vs Sigma 24-70/2.8 DG DN Art: Desert Wash

This series from f/2 through f/11 evaluates the Voigtlander 50mm f/2 APO-Lanthar on a highly detailed near-to-far outdoor scene. Includes a 3-frame focus stack at f/7.1.

It includes a comparison to the Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 DG DN Art. The “zoom vs prime” debate isn’t—when a first-class prime lens is used, as here!

Includes images up to full 60MP camera resolution, plus crops.

Desert Wash

Adobe Camera Raw 12.2.0.386: view ACR settings. Camera Profile = Adobe Color. Color fringing corrected as per required EXIF flag. Slightly greater sharpening for f/8 and f/11.

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