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Nikon D810
Zeiss Otus 28mm f/1.4 APO-Distagon

Aperture Series: Mining Cabin Interior

This interior scene has a good measure of near-far subject matter typical of an interior layout. The question is, how suitable is the Otus 28/1.4 APO-Distagon for shooting interiors where there may be benefits to singling out some aspect of the interior, or stopping down for detail?

Mining Cabin Interior

Adobe Camera Raw 9.5 (585). ACR settings. Camera Profile = Camera Standard.

The wide open performance has a snap and clarity to it that belie the shallow depth of field; at first glance one sees a high grade image, to the fact that the zone of sharpness is actually quite narrow. It is a first class performance all but free of aberrations. Even the cut in the metal siding shows only minor traces of secondary color, and is completely free of any violet haze. Leading out of focus areas are similarly “clean”.

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