Image distortion - what causes this???

Started Aug 19, 2012 | Discussions thread
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SidSnot
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Image distortion - what causes this???

Can anybody pls tell me why there seems to be so much image distortion in this pic?
Taken with Oly OM-D with Panasonic 45-175 x zoom lens at max zoom.

Every wall/straight line is badly distorted. Is it normal for a long shot like this due to refraction or just the air density or is it a lens or camera problem?

Many thanks for your ideas/comments.

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