Do I need to download Nikon's lens distortion control data?

Started Apr 3, 2014 | Discussions thread
Janoch Veteran Member • Posts: 3,929
Re: Do I need to download Nikon's lens distortion control data?

Bunza wrote:

Above is Distortion Control Data available for download.

Did my new D800 come with this already pre-loaded, in which case correction is already being applied?

Am I correct that this is the data on the imperfections of my Nikkor lenses, (pincushion, CA, vignetting etc.) that would be automatically corrected when using those lenses?

FWIW, whether the data is pre-loaded or must be downloaded is not addressed in the User's Guide.

You can check your current version by entering menu -> Setup Menu -> Firmware Version

For vignette and distortion control, you need to enable these in the Shooting menu, see manual p. 275-276. If you use ViewNX2 or Capture NX2, these settings will be read and automatically used...

CA is entirely up to your editor to handle.

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