Do I need to download Nikon's lens distortion control data?

Started Apr 3, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: Do I need to download Nikon's lens distortion control data?
In reply to Bunza, Apr 3, 2014

Bunza wrote:

Above is Distortion Control Data available for download.

Did my new D800 come with this already pre-loaded, in which case correction is already being applied?

Am I correct that this is the data on the imperfections of my Nikkor lenses, (pincushion, CA, vignetting etc.) that would be automatically corrected when using those lenses?

FWIW, whether the data is pre-loaded or must be downloaded is not addressed in the User's Guide.

The distortion corrections are only applied if you shoot jpeg.  Or if you are using Nikon's own image editing programs.  If you shoot raw and use a raw converter such as PhotoShop ACR, Lightfoot the lens corrections are not recognized.

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