Oly 60 mm Macro software corection

Started Sep 21, 2012 | Discussions thread
Bizzarrini
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Re: Oly 60 mm Macro software corection
In reply to TheEye, Sep 21, 2012

Hi there,

I don't have any answers for the 60mm, but for the 12mm you could check out this review:

http://www.photozone.de/olympus--four-thirds-lens-tests/673-oly12f2?start=1

Quote: "The M.Zuiko lens produces only a slight degree of barrel distortion (~0.7%) which is only rarely noticeable in field conditions. However, this is only a part of the story. Micro-4/3 images are auto-corrected according to the stored lens profile (lens firmware) - this is done either by the camera (JPEG) or by the more popular RAW-converters a la Photoshop. The "untouched RAW" results, showing the original capability of the lens, are much worse with a barrel distortion as extreme as 5.4% which is rather disappointing for a prime lens."

The image below the text clearly shows the distortion. MY opinion however, is that if the characteristics (sharpness, distortion, CA,...) of the corrected image are fine, then I don't really care about what the uncorrected image looks like.

Hope this helps!

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