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Zeiss Milvus 18mm f/2.8

Aperture Series: Bristlecone Hillside With Lingering Snow Field (Nikon D850)

This series is a far-field evaluation of sharpness of the Zeiss Milvus 18mm f/2.8. It is one of the most difficult challenges for a lens, where the slightest deviation in symmetry or sharpness stands out like a sore thumb.

Bristlecone Hillside With Lingering Snow field

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Aperture f/9 and f/11 were sharpened to counteract diffraction.

Focus was on the distant hillside.

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