PZ16-50 Barrel Distortion Correction

Started Nov 4, 2012 | Discussions thread
Jawed
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Re: PZ16-50 Barrel Distortion Correction
In reply to Clem Nichols, Nov 4, 2012

I'm excited by the prospect that this lens is significantly wider than 24mm equivalent. When using Lightroom's distortion parameter, instead of using the Constrained Crop option, a manual crop afterwards will reward me with a chunk of extra width. The resulting picture will have a 1.6:1 aspect ratio, rather than 1.5:1. Just a bit closer to filling a 16:9 monitor.

Sure, we don't know the real focal length, so it being "significantly wider" is a guess, but I'm not going to turn up my nose at some extra width.

On the other hand, a lens with say 1% barrel distortion will often produce pictures that don't need correction. This lens seems like it'll be the opposite, with almost no pictures getting away with no correction. I can imagine it getting a bit tedious.

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