Sony E 16-50PZ Considerations Cont'd - Wide Angle Distortion

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Sony E 16-50PZ Considerations Cont'd - Wide Angle Distortion

Here is a reduced but unedited copy of a recent photo from my NEX-7/16-50 combo. The barrel distortion seems quite extreme to me.

Reduced but unedited wide angle sample from 16-50 PZ

In this next photo, I've attempted to correct the barrel distortion using the Straighten tool in PS CS6. Can it be corrected any better than this? The NEX-7 in-camera lens correction was enabled. Is this distortion typical of this lens? I am now looking at the 16 f/2.8. the 20 f/2.8, and the Sigma E-Mount 19 and 30 primes as possible alternate, better-performing lenses for wide shots.

Looking for any thoughts/comments.

Thanks

PS - Is 1200 by 800 pixels a good size for these samples?

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