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    Default Correcting distortion.

    Took a large group shot indoor @ 24mm using the Nikkor 24-70. The distortion of the people standing at left & right edges of the frame is quite bad. I tried CNX2 to correct, but made it worse (distorted head). I don't use PS.

    Any good PP software to recommend (that is not too ex)?
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    Default Re: Correcting distortion.

    Nope that's the property of wide angle lens. If your people is standing close to the corner of your wide angle lens, they are going to get all stretched and distorted.

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    Default Re: Correcting distortion.

    no, there is noway to correct this,

    that is the reason pros don't use wide angle to shoot group portrait, or at least don't any people at the edges of frame.

    you should back up more and use 35mm focal length, or pack them tighter
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    Default Re: Correcting distortion.

    You might want to try DxO Optics. IIRC, the trial is fully functional.

    http://www.dxo.com

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    Default Re: Correcting distortion.

    DxO Optics fix curvilinear and geometric distortions i.e. keystone effect. TS is talking about perspective distortions inherent in wide angle lenses. Cannot be fixed.

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    Default Re: Correcting distortion.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kit View Post
    DxO Optics fix curvilinear and geometric distortions i.e. keystone effect. TS is talking about perspective distortions inherent in wide angle lenses. Cannot be fixed.
    actually there is this feature in DxO Optics Pro call Volume anamorphosis correction, it design to correct this type of issue, it looks good on screen, but not sure how good is it on full res images.

    the elite version supports pro grade DSLR, price is USD$299.00.
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    Default Re: Correcting distortion.

    oh? hmm....... probably a lot of pixel pushing.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    actually there is this feature in DxO Optics Pro call Volume anamorphosis correction, it design to correct this type of issue, it looks good on screen, but not sure how good is it on full res images.

    the elite version supports pro grade DSLR, price is USD$299.00.
    Went to have a look yesterday, on screen it really looks amazing but I really wonder.. I mean, in LR4, correcting keystone effects and manual distortion control already resulted in quite a significant loss of resolution in full res images from what I see..

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    Default Re: Correcting distortion.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kit View Post
    oh? hmm....... probably a lot of pixel pushing.....
    Quote Originally Posted by avsquare View Post
    Went to have a look yesterday, on screen it really looks amazing but I really wonder.. I mean, in LR4, correcting keystone effects and manual distortion control already resulted in quite a significant loss of resolution in full res images from what I see..
    this one really need to do pixel peek than we will know if the results is usable on large prints.


    if only good for 4R/5R prints or facebook, than won't be justify the spending.
    Last edited by catchlights; 5th February 2013 at 09:31 AM.
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    Default Re: Correcting distortion.

    The trail is full prog and 1 month though. I think I may just want to try it for my upcoming 2 weeks Japan trip out of curiosity

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