Panasonic Lumix 12-35mm f2.8 not suitable for architecture ??

Started Dec 11, 2012 | Discussions thread
Anders W Forum Pro • Posts: 21,466
Re: Panasonic Lumix 12-35mm f2.8 not suitable for architecture ??

axlotl wrote:

The lens is fine, but it would appear that for best results a Panasonic body and careful selection of RAW converter are desirable.

I'd say you want either or but not necessairly both and. For OOC jpeg shooters, a Pany body offers the advantage of automatic correction of lateral CA correction and the 12-35 has some of that. Pany bodies will do such correction when used with Pany lenses whereas Oly bodies will never do it. For RAW shooters, it's a good idea to choose a RAW converter that can correct lateral CA automatically (like LR 4) or via a lens profile.

When it comes to correction of distortion, there is no reason to prefer a Pany body over an Oly. Both will correct it automatically to the same extent. Same is true about vignetting. Neither brand will correct it unless you ask for it but all more recent bodies have an option for correction known as "shading compensation". Possibly, there are some camera-lens compatibility quirks here at the present time but those are likely to disappear with new firmware releases.

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