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The Zeiss Loxia 85mm f/2.4 is put to the hardest test for a lens: a finely detailed scene at distance, which is unforgiving in showing any lens weakness, or symmetry issues.
This particular scene is outstanding in offering the fine detail of aspen trees and brush, revealing fine nuances of sharpness across the frame.
Clearing Storm, Lundy Canyon
Adobe Camera Raw 9.7.0 (668): view ACR settings. Camera Profile=Adobe Standard. No lens corrections utilized.
Fine detail is rendered sharply across the frame even wide open, with very little sign of any weakness even into the corners.
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