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36MP Sony A7R
Zeiss Loxia 35mm f/2 Biogon

Examples: Eastern Sierra Nevada, White Mountains (Sony A7R)

Examples shot in the eastern Sierra Nevada and White Mountains of California in late 2014.

Note: year 2013 as shown in the metadata should be 2014. The camera was set correctly for date / time, but the year was mis-set by mistake.

View North from Pothole Dome

More depth of field than f/4 can provide would have been desirable here, but at 30 seconds and f/4 with a +3.5 push, there wasn’t much to work with, with the noise already excessive.

Focus was balanced on the large boulder near center, and f/4 was just enough to pull in the distance, but not enough to fully sharpen the far edges. Stopping down to f/9 or so would have been just about right, or f/11 to be really sure of the immediate foreground.

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View North from Pothole Dome
f4 @ 30.0 sec, ISO 80; 2013-10-24 18:47:47
Sony A7R + Zeiss Loxia 35mm f/2 Biogon

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