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Nikon D810
Zeiss ZF.2 28mm f/2 Distagon T*

Aperture Series: Creekside Yellow Flowers and Dark Rocks, Lundy Creek (Nikon D810)

Shot with the 36-megapixel Nikon D810 (mid-2014).

At close range and thus relatively high magnification, this is a deep 3D scene that even with stopping down will have depth of field limitations. It helps us see the rendering style from wide open and with stopping down, including chromatic errors and vignetting behavior at full aperture.

Lundy Creek creekside Yellow Flowers

ACR settings, Camera Profile = Adobe Standard

Slightly higher sharpening was used for f/11 and f/16; see Mitigating Micro Contrast Losses from Diffraction Blur in Making Sharp Images. The D810 shows diffraction losses clearly because its sensor lacks any anti-aliasing filter.

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