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Zeiss Otus 28mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon

Aperture Series: Ellery Lake at Dusk

This far distance scene is difficult for any f/1.4 lens. The Otus 28/1.4 is challenged by it, just as any wide angle would be. Total image quality requires some stopping down, as the series shows.

Ellery Lake at Dusk

Adobe Camera Raw 9.12.0.784. View ACR Settings. Camera Profile = Camera Standard. No lens corrections used. Diffraction mitigating sharpening for f/9, f/13.

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