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29-Aug-2012 James Sinks


Canon EOS 5D Mark II
1/60s f/8.0 at 24.0mm iso100 full exif

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Lensrentals16-Nov-2013 01:57
The corners of this image are particularly important, and maximal
sharpness really was needed for the photo to have its full impact.
To that end, I used a very expensive, very high quality lens (the
Canon 24mm f3.5L II TSE), I shot it at its optimal aperture
(f8.0--well before diffraction kicks in), I focused stopped down, and
I put the corners I wanted sharp in the middle of the frame. It all
paid off! Just look how sharp that pile of cinder blocks in the
middle of the frame is!

Technically, I shouldn't lose any points because those bricks aren't
actually a wall yet, and I should gain bonus points because the photo
is outdoors (honestly--there wasn't a single door hung anywhere in
that building), and I should gain even more bonus points for
lecturing the guy who made up the contest rules about how things
should actually be. There's nothing more lensnerdy than arguing from
the deeply held conviction that I'm right, no matter how overwhelming
the evidence that I'm wrong is, right?
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