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Prototype pre-production lens used with lens coatings less good than in the production version (color shifts to cyan in the corners).
A 21mm f/2.8 lens presumably has deep depth of field. Yet with a 42-megapixel sensor, depth of field remains limited—this series shows how the Loxia 21/2.8 Distagon can isolate a subject effectively, even at a significant distance, letting it “reach into” a scene like this for a sense of immersion.
A7R II settings: Shading Comp = Off, Chro Aber Comp = Auto, Distortion Comp = Off.
Through the Aspen
Adobe Camera Raw 9.2 (486). ACR settings. Camera Profile = Camera Standard. All lens corrections off.
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