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Nikon D810
ZF.2 15mm f/2.8 Distagon

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Aperture Series: Pine Creek Stormy Light (Nikon D810)

ISO 64 36-megapixel Nikon D810 (mid-2014), original release firmware.

This series shows the exceptional contrast, color saturation and flare control of the 15/2.8 Distagon, as well as its sharpness and peripheral aberration behavior.

Pine Creek tungsten mine buildings

The RawDigger histogram shows that the camera could have accepted another full stop of exposure, but the flawed JPEG-centric histogram implementation (of all Nikons and most brands) misleads into underexposure.

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