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Shot with pre-production Milvus 35mm f/1.4 on the 50-megapixel Canon 5Ds R.
The series from f/1.4 through f/11 shows a near-medium-far landscape scene with wide dynamic range. Discussion covers sharpness and bokeh at wider apertures, control of color aberrations, field curvature, focus shift.
Also includes a 2-frame focus stack at f/9 for total near/far sharpness, using Zerene Stacker, DMAP mode. This two frame focus stack shows that stacking is the only method by which adequate depth of field can be obtained in such scenes (while retaining strong micro contrast), f/11 being inadequate and f/16 far too damaging to contrast at all levels, from diffraction.
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