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Sony A7R II (42MP)
Zeiss Loxia 85mm f/2.4 Sonnar

Examples: Lundy Canyon, Snow and Sun (Sony A7R II)

These examples were shot in Lundy Canyon (Eastern Sierra) near Lee Vining, CA.

Adobe Camera Raw 9.7.0 (668). No lens corrections utilized.

Lundy Canyon lower waterfalls

Very popular with hikers, particularly with the intense yellows of aspen in the autumn, the trail runs just to the right of the cataracts, and a side trail cuts over to the waterfalls themselves. Additional waterfalls can be found beyond the upper rise. A fresh (minutes ago) dusting of snow coats the slopes.

This image is a jaw dropping testament to what the Loxia 85mm f/2.4 can deliver at f/5.6, though full effect can really only be understood at the 28 megapixel size and with the crops on an iMac 5K—unbelievably crisp. It is as good as an Otus and its performance is achieved under low contrast bluish light. Every tiny branch and twig is sharp everywhere in the frame, excepting the OOF nearby trees.

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f5.6 @ 1/15 sec, ISO 100; 2016-11-16 17:14:23
Sony A7R II + Zeiss Loxia 85mm f/2.4 Sonnar

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