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

Aperture Series: Alabama Hills Plain View to Mt Whitney Range, Pre-Dawn

This series from f/2 through f/5.6 shows the spectacular total optical correction of the Voigtlander 50mm f/2 APO-Lanthar in intense blue pre-dawn mountain light, blue light being the hardest to correct, a serious challenge to any lens. The air is of an unusual clarity (no dust or smoke) and because of the sub-freezing cold it also has no atmospheric distortion—that combination is hard to come by.

I like this image a lot because it shows the Alabama Hills from a vantage point that shows the main plain (very popular area), along with Mt Whitney and nearby peaks, a sum total that I had never seen before, never having been at this vantage point, nor do 99% of visitors.

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