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This lens rendering series shows the lens drawing style (rendering) across the aperture range at close distance. It was chosen for a strong juxtaposition of sharp/unsharp along with background high-key blurs.
Adobe Camera Raw 9.0 (414). ACR settings. Camera Profile = Adobe Standard.
Sony SteadyShot disabled, Sony A7R firmware 1.2. All lens corrections disabled in the A7R and in raw conversion. ACR corrects lateral chromatic aberration using the built-in lens profile no choice given.
Diffraction-mitigating sharpening was used for the f/8, f11 exposures as per Mitigating Micro Contrast Losses from Diffraction Blur in MSI.
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