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42-megapixel Sony A7R III
Zeiss Loxia 35mm f/2 Biogon

Examples: Portraits, Especially at f/2

In Sparkling Sun on Lake the point spread function was demonstrated including how it results in moderate contrast and micro contrast. That moderate contrast combined with ultra-low distortion combine to offer a pleasing visual effect that has a natural feel that may be well suited to photographic intents where the “feel” of an image is more important than absolute performance.

Contrast has been moderated during raw conversion with some images resulting in lower contrast than the lens records.

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f2 @ 1/200 sec, ISO 100; 2018-09-15 17:29:14
[location “Rock Creek”, altitude 10400 ft / 3170 m, LACA corrected]
Sony A7R III + ZEISS Loxia 2/35

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