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Voigtlander 50mm f/2 APO-Lanthar

Examples: Alabama Hills and Mt Whitney Area

Examples taken in the Alabama Hills and Mt Whitney area.

Includes images up to full 60MP camera resolution.

Blue Pre-Dawn Light, Alabama Hills

With the ultra-clear air and bitter cold temperatures, the atmospheric distortion was nil, a relatively rare opportunity. Frustrating though—the rapidly brightening sky gave me perhaps 5 minutes for this lovely balance of light on the foreground and distant peaks. Together with the nearly dark conditions and painfully cold fingers, I did what I could, wishing I had arisen 20 minutes earlier.

The Voigtlander 50/2 APO shows off its stunning edge-to-edge sharpness at the optimal aperture of f/4.5 where is it at its sharpest and as yet unaffected by diffraction. Its outstanding real depth of field yields a deep zone of sharpness as well, an unbeatable combination that even the Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon would be hard-pressed to match.

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f4.5 @ 30.0 sec electronic shutter, ISO 100; 2020-03-20 05:21:27
Sony A7R IV + Voigtlander FE APO-Lanthar 50mm f/2 Aspherical
ENV: Alabama Hills, altitude 5050 ft / 1539 m, 25°F / -3°C
RAW: LACA corrected, pull 0.66 stops, +34 Shadows, +40 Whites

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