No distortion correction with kit lens

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blue_cheese
blue_cheese Senior Member • Posts: 1,722
No distortion correction with kit lens

Is it just me or does the D7100 not have distortion profile for the 18-140 kit lens that comes in the same box? Jpegs are vignetted obviously at the wide end, and the distortion correction is unavailable with that lens only.

I went on the Nikon site, but the latest firmware does not appear to remedy this.

If someone has that setting working, please enlighten me.

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Mako2011
Mako2011 MOD Forum Pro • Posts: 20,139
pincushion distortion

blue_cheese wrote:

Is it just me or does the D7100 not have distortion profile for the 18-140 kit lens that comes in the same box? Jpegs are vignetted obviously at the wide end, and the distortion correction is unavailable with that lens only.

I went on the Nikon site, but the latest firmware does not appear to remedy this.

If someone has that setting working, please enlighten me.

To be on same page...are you saying you can not set the "Auto Distortion Control" to on or off in the shooting menu (it's greyed out?)

Also note...Auto distortion control only corrects pincushion distortion and not vignetting.

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blue_cheese
blue_cheese OP Senior Member • Posts: 1,722
Re: pincushion distortion

Mako2011 wrote:

blue_cheese wrote:

Is it just me or does the D7100 not have distortion profile for the 18-140 kit lens that comes in the same box? Jpegs are vignetted obviously at the wide end, and the distortion correction is unavailable with that lens only.

I went on the Nikon site, but the latest firmware does not appear to remedy this.

If someone has that setting working, please enlighten me.

To be on same page...are you saying you can not set the "Auto Distortion Control" to on or off in the shooting menu (it's greyed out?)

Also note...Auto distortion control only corrects pincushion distortion and not vignetting.

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Correct, with that lens attached I do not have the ability the change the setting. No problem with the 70-300 or the 60mm macro.

Are you sure distortion is just for pincushion? I thought it also covers vignetting and CA, at least i thought it did (although I have hardly made a through examination), i keep RAWs, but in the odd chance I use the JPEG I leave this setting on. Would be nice to know why that particular lens does not have the option though.

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OpticsEngineer Senior Member • Posts: 4,548
Re: No distortion correction with kit lens

I also have the D7100 with 18-140 lens. You are correct. Distortion correction is not available in camera.  But CA and vignetting correction is available.   Several reviews have mentioned this.  The lack of distortion correction shows up in my test shots too.

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18-140mm not yet included...

blue_cheese wrote:

Is it just me or does the D7100 not have distortion profile for the 18-140 kit lens that comes in the same box? Jpegs are vignetted obviously at the wide end, and the distortion correction is unavailable with that lens only.

I went on the Nikon site, but the latest firmware does not appear to remedy this.

If someone has that setting working, please enlighten me.

The 18-140mm does not yet appear to be included in the latest distortion control data update, which is Firmware L 1.009:

http://www.nikonimglib.com/dcdata/index.html#os-windows

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Mako2011
Mako2011 MOD Forum Pro • Posts: 20,139
JPEG

blue_cheese wrote:

Mako2011 wrote:

blue_cheese wrote:

Is it just me or does the D7100 not have distortion profile for the 18-140 kit lens that comes in the same box? Jpegs are vignetted obviously at the wide end, and the distortion correction is unavailable with that lens only.

I went on the Nikon site, but the latest firmware does not appear to remedy this.

If someone has that setting working, please enlighten me.

To be on same page...are you saying you can not set the "Auto Distortion Control" to on or off in the shooting menu (it's greyed out?)

Also note...Auto distortion control only corrects pincushion distortion and not vignetting.

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Correct, with that lens attached I do not have the ability the change the setting. No problem with the 70-300 or the 60mm macro.

That means the lens isint supported yet. Will eventually with a firmware update. Was included in the last update.

Are you sure distortion is just for pincushion? I thought it also covers vignetting and CA, at least i thought it did (although I have hardly made a through examination), i keep RAWs, but in the odd chance I use the JPEG I leave this setting on. Would be nice to know why that particular lens does not have the option though.

The auto distortion Data for a lens only corrects barrel and pincushion distortion, AFAI. CA and Vignette control are low level and automatic in JPEG only via the Expeed engine. You don't have control of it like you do with the D600/610. You can also apply CA and Vignette control with some Raw convertors.

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swimswithtrout Senior Member • Posts: 1,729
You need in camera distortion correction for a JPEG from a kit lens ?

Am I the only one that see's the irony in this question about a "non-pro" camera ?

blue_cheese
blue_cheese OP Senior Member • Posts: 1,722
Re: You need in camera distortion correction for a JPEG from a kit lens ?

swimswithtrout wrote:

Am I the only one that see's the irony in this question about a "non-pro" camera ?

I don't get it... there is no irony... there is a menu option that isn't available with just one lens. I got my answer, i wanted to make sure it wasn't something I was missing.

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Re: You need in camera distortion correction for a JPEG from a kit lens ?

blue_cheese wrote:

I don't get it... there is no irony... there is a menu option that isn't available with just one lens. I got my answer, i wanted to make sure it wasn't something I was missing.

I wouldn't lose sleep over this. In-camera correction of these isn't always problem-free. I used to think software correction would be mandatory to fix the horrible flaws of such lenses. In fact, distortion and vignetting need to be corrected only when they bother you, and even then you may want to alter the degree of correction. And Nikon's correction isn't best out there; DxO, PTLens and Adobe do a bit better.

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