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Aperture Series: Plastic Tubing, Wire Mesh, Sheet Metal (RX1R)

This aperture series shows overall performance and style of rendition, but in particular shows shows lens resolving power for an artificial wire mesh, the effects of diffraction by aperture, and moiré all at the same time.

Exposure

Examination of the ARW raw file using RawDigger (view the RawDigger information) shows that this example is slightly underexposed in terms of the sensor, which is typical of auto exposure with all cameras. A better exposure would have been 2/3 or even a full stop more; such underexposure is typical of all cameras.

See also the EXIF info for the curious: interesting that there is an ambient temperature recorded.

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