18-135 kit lens-- If I upgrade to 16-85 will I notice much difference on distortion?

Started Jun 8, 2010 | Discussions thread
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OSAM Regular Member • Posts: 489
Re: 18-135 kit lens-- If I upgrade to 16-85 will I notice much difference on distorti

GoldRingNikkor wrote:

OSAM wrote:

That's not distortion, that's perspective...

I think it's called keystoning, no? But you're right, unless you use a tilt-shift lens, that effect can't be avoided (other than keeping the sensor parallel to the object, which is equivalent to keeping the camera level for most objects like buildings or people).

Keystoning is that particular kind of perspective shift (Ie buildings look like they're falling over). The general term for the phenomenon is perspective shift.

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