PL1 picture - Is Lens distortion much?i

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emad1973 New Member • Posts: 8
PL1 picture - Is Lens distortion much?i

I wonder this ammount of distortion is natural for this lens?

MatW Senior Member • Posts: 1,470
Perspective distortion

This is not lens but perspective distortion. You might want to look the term up in Wiki or so, it happens with all lenses and gets more pronounced as you use wider lenses.

emad1973 wrote:

I wonder this ammount of distortion is natural for this lens?

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007peter
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that is call "Perspective Distortion", not lens problem

That is not the lens fault. What you're looking at is called Perspective Distortion . Since the bottom of the church is closer to you, it appear larger; while the top of the church that is further away from you becomes smaller.

Lens doesn't correct for this. You can, however, invest in a software program like pt-lens that correct for optical distortion. Lens distortion are different, they have to do with either Barrel, Pin Cushion, or Mustache . See Wikipedia here:

Lens Distortion:

Perspective Distortion

emad1973 wrote:

I wonder this ammount of distortion is natural for this lens?

OP emad1973 New Member • Posts: 8
Re: that is call "Perspective Distortion", not lens problem

Thanks mat and Peter for the help. BTW its the UNiversity of Otago building in New Zealand.
Cheers

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Re: that is call "Perspective Distortion", not lens problem

emad1973 wrote:

Thanks mat and Peter for the help. BTW its the UNiversity of Otago building in New Zealand.
Cheers

Nice building

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tinternaut Veteran Member • Posts: 7,555
Re: Getting perspective right can be tough

An eye level finder helps but a tripod with a built in level is your best bet.

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RonFrank
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Distortion.

If your sensor plane is not parallel to the building face you get distortion. You can correct for this by holding the camera even with the building but this may result in cropping off the top of the building and/or including more foreground than is desirable.

| | makes for even buildings.
\ | Makes for buildings with a yaw. / \ vs | |

Keeping your sensor parallel to the building face is desirable. This is where a large format camera comes in handy but they are not used much by amateurs.
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