Sony A-77 photo distortion vs Nikon

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mysp7377 Forum Member • Posts: 60
Sony A-77 photo distortion vs Nikon

Ive been shooting with a couple of Nikon D600's for a couple years now, I can turn on the Photo Distortion on the D600s and all subjects in my photo's with straight lines (fences, railroad tracks ect) are straight not curved, I  just grabbed a Sony A 77 at a blow out price since the A 77II is on the way. When I turn the photo distortion to auto on the A 77 my straight lines are still curved in the photo's, Im using a Tamron 18-270mm PZD lens on it, is there something else I forgot to turn on, on the A 77 to straighten out the distortion.

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David Rosser
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Re: Sony A-77 photo distortion vs Nikon

mysp7377 wrote:

Ive been shooting with a couple of Nikon D600's for a couple years now, I can turn on the Photo Distortion on the D600s and all subjects in my photo's with straight lines (fences, railroad tracks ect) are straight not curved, I just grabbed a Sony A 77 at a blow out price since the A 77II is on the way. When I turn the photo distortion to auto on the A 77 my straight lines are still curved in the photo's, Im using a Tamron 18-270mm PZD lens on it, is there something else I forgot to turn on, on the A 77 to straighten out the distortion.

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John...

I doubt if the camera firmware includes correction algorithms for third party lenses.  Try a Sony lens on the camera and see what happens.

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AndreaV Regular Member • Posts: 331
Re: Sony A-77 photo distortion vs Nikon

David Rosser wrote:

mysp7377 wrote:

Ive been shooting with a couple of Nikon D600's for a couple years now, I can turn on the Photo Distortion on the D600s and all subjects in my photo's with straight lines (fences, railroad tracks ect) are straight not curved, I just grabbed a Sony A 77 at a blow out price since the A 77II is on the way. When I turn the photo distortion to auto on the A 77 my straight lines are still curved in the photo's, Im using a Tamron 18-270mm PZD lens on it, is there something else I forgot to turn on, on the A 77 to straighten out the distortion.

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I doubt if the camera firmware includes correction algorithms for third party lenses. Try a Sony lens on the camera and see what happens.

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Or shot raw and then correct it with Lightroom... I guess there is the profile also for the Tamron there.

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D Cox Forum Pro • Posts: 13,821
Re: Sony A-77 photo distortion vs Nikon

David Rosser wrote:

mysp7377 wrote:

Ive been shooting with a couple of Nikon D600's for a couple years now, I can turn on the Photo Distortion on the D600s and all subjects in my photo's with straight lines (fences, railroad tracks ect) are straight not curved, I just grabbed a Sony A 77 at a blow out price since the A 77II is on the way. When I turn the photo distortion to auto on the A 77 my straight lines are still curved in the photo's, Im using a Tamron 18-270mm PZD lens on it, is there something else I forgot to turn on, on the A 77 to straighten out the distortion.

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John...

I doubt if the camera firmware includes correction algorithms for third party lenses. Try a Sony lens on the camera and see what happens.

Or use a better lens which doesn't have distortion.

AndreaV Regular Member • Posts: 331
Re: Sony A-77 photo distortion vs Nikon

D Cox wrote:

David Rosser wrote:

mysp7377 wrote:

Ive been shooting with a couple of Nikon D600's for a couple years now, I can turn on the Photo Distortion on the D600s and all subjects in my photo's with straight lines (fences, railroad tracks ect) are straight not curved, I just grabbed a Sony A 77 at a blow out price since the A 77II is on the way. When I turn the photo distortion to auto on the A 77 my straight lines are still curved in the photo's, Im using a Tamron 18-270mm PZD lens on it, is there something else I forgot to turn on, on the A 77 to straighten out the distortion.

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John...

I doubt if the camera firmware includes correction algorithms for third party lenses. Try a Sony lens on the camera and see what happens.

Or use a better lens which doesn't have distortion.

That's the best, but by far most expensive solution.

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mysp7377 OP Forum Member • Posts: 60
Re: Sony A-77 photo distortion vs Nikon

Thanks Dave I heard the same thing on third party lenses and distortion corrections. Interesting that Sony has a sizable stack in Tamron so the rumor is Tamron builds lens for Sony similar to Tamron's own lenses just relabels them for Sony.

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mysp7377 OP Forum Member • Posts: 60
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Copy that thanks AndreaV

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mysp7377 OP Forum Member • Posts: 60
Re: Sony A-77 photo distortion vs Nikon

this is a common problem with all in one zoom lenses I don't think there's a way around it except by running the pics through photo shop

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