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This distance scene shows finely etched detail under night conditions. The Zeiss Batis 135mm f/2.8 APO-Sonnar seems to peer into darkness of the deep shadows under the truck all while handling the white bulk of it.
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Depth of field is shallow at f/2.8, but near where focused (door of truck or thereabouts), detail is razor sharp wide open at f/2.8. See for example, the “Certified Clean Idle” sticker, where if only the sensor had more resolution a bar code scanner could read the bar code! Similarly, the front bumper sticker with the word “Attention” not quite resolvable—because the sensor doesn’t have the pixels—dang! Ditto for the blue/red sticker just behind the cab. The glass and metal and rubber everywhere in these areas is stunning in its extremely high micro contrast—world class.
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