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Nikon D850
Zeiss Otus 100mm f/1.4 APO-Sonnar

Aperture Series: 'The Claw' Fountain (Nikon D850)

This series looks at the sharpness and bokeh and secondary color of the Zeiss Otus 100mm f/1.4 APO-Sonnar on a scene at medium distance from f/1.4 through f/8.

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'The Claw' Fountain

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To my eyes, the combination of the soft and pleasing background bokeh and the very high micro contrast of the in-focus sculpture along with the negligible secondary color is the combination that makes images from the Otus 100/1.4 look terrific. Every aperture is pleasing. The way the out of focus areas develop is very attractive; see the clock tower for example.

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