Samsung 16mm vs 20mm

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markyboy81 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,942
Re: Samsung 16mm vs 20mm

MikeDPR wrote:

16mm:

  • Pretty sharp overall but has pronounced focal plane curvature which may require you to adjust your focusing routine. It may be sample dependent. If you can work with that attribute, it's a nice lens to have due to compactness and price.

20mm:

  • Pretty sharp overall but has significant barrel distortion. It's correctable in post but sharpness loss due to correction will be noticeable if you pixel peep. Again, a nice lens to have for compactness and price. Ideal focal length and compactness for street photography.

Good summary. Could you explain "pronounced focal plane curvature which may require you to adjust your focusing routine." Does this mean that it's more pronounced the close you are to the subject?

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