Dreadful distortion with the WCL-X100

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Bob Tullis
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Babu K wrote:

Often when I travel in India, I just carry the X100F, as in the cities the crowds can be crushing, and a big camera bag is a major hindrance. After a long time, I used the WCL-X100 adapter again, but dammit, the distortions are awful. The lens setting in the camera was correctly set to "Wide". I find the distortions unacceptable. I'd have worse examples than this, but I haven't bothered to PP those pics.

The photo was processed from RAW with C1, then brushed up a bit with Luminar 3.

Anyone else having a distortion problem with the adapter?

I spent 15 minutes at that road crossing, got some decent shots, but the distortion in the buildings ... I know I can correct it in PP, but then you lose part of the photo along the edges, so why use the adapter at all.

A bit dramatic, don't you think?

But if you were concerned for this at the time you could have shot it level (using the buildings' verticals as a guide). You might have clipped the cart in the process too, by focusing on what doesn't matter so much.

Try to shoot wider than you need, so if there are issues of this nature they're not a total loss. BTW, the way to master any lens is to use it, make mistakes, and learn to avoid 'em. Don't blame the gear, unless broken, for what comes out of your camera. You're the boss.

p.s. Great shot

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