New RX100 to have 24-70mm f1.8-2.8 lens!

Started Apr 29, 2014 | Discussions thread
Ron AKA Veteran Member • Posts: 4,875
Re: New RX100 to have 24-70mm f1.8-2.8 lens!

Samaistuin wrote:

Ron AKA wrote:

Bringing the lens down to 24 mm is going to mean major barrel distortion that is going to have to be corrected in the RAW software.

Seeing that they're sacrificing the long end of the zoom so as to widen it, why would it be?

The distortion problem is at the wide end, not the long end. The RX100 has essentially zero distortion at 100 mm. At 28 mm however it is really bad. It of course was part of the lens design and the JPEG engine takes it out, and so does the better RAW developers. Time will tell which is worse, but this is what a 28 mm shot looks like from the RX100 without correction. And, yes, the shot is of normal graph paper with straight lines.

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