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Sony NEX-7

Aperture Series: Leica 35mm f/1.4 Summilux-M ASPH on Sony NEX-7 (Tile Rooftops)

Below is our test scene at f/2.8, shot with the 24MP Sony NEX-7 and the Leica 35mm f/1.4 Summilux-M ASPH FLE (2010 version).

Test scene

Taken around noon, late January 2012. Lighting was lower contrast with some haze, which drops the contrast a bit, so I added a tonal curve to enhance contrast.

Vignetting is low even wide open at f/1.4, and it is gone by f/2. Distortion is invisible here.

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