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50-megapixel Canon 5DS R
Zeiss ZF.2 21mm f/2.8 Distagon T*

Examples: Lundy Canyon, Drowned Conifers at Dusk

Please see general notes and discussion on the Early Winter examples page.

This page chooses examples for maximum visual impact, which means wide open for many of the images. Often the best image also results from a combination of wind and ripples and so on.

The 6048 size is 24 megapixels, which is 68% of the linear resolution of the 8688 X 5792 Canon 5DS R originals. Most images can be toggled for a black and white version. Images look spectacular on an UltraHD display, and particularly stunning on the 14.2-megapixel retina display of the iMac 5K.

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f8 @ 0.4 sec, ISO 100; 2015-11-01 17:40:49
Canon EOS 5DS R + Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/21 ZE @ 21mm

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