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This series from f/2 through f/6.3 evaluates the Voigtlander 65mm f/2 Macro APO-Lanthar on an finely detailed subject at medium-far range,
Sony A7R IV 4-shot pixel shift was used but failed to deliver acceptable results, with checkerboarding and crosshatching problems, presumably due to the fluctuating light with Sony’s sluggish execution of the pixel shift operation (why do exposures needing 1/80 of a second in total need 2+ seconds to get done?!). Which is a pity given the detail, but using Enhance Details gets it 70% of the delivers substantial improvement over standard processing.
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