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    Default Correcting lens distortion using ViewNX2

    Hi all,
    Need some advise.
    Wondering whether the 2 attached pics has Barrel distortion or Pin-cushion distortion?
    The landscapre seems to be moving inward. The more i read, the more i get confused.
    Also, does all lens have distortion problems?

    I've tried to use the new ViewNX2 able to correct this issue.
    But dun seems to get it right. Furthermore, it seems to degrade the picture quality.
    Suppose to work that way?

    Greatly appreciate the advise, thanks!

    Last edited by Kopred; 17th January 2011 at 03:33 PM.
    Nikon D90: 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G

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    Default Re: Correcting lens distortion using ViewNX2

    I use photoshop CS5 to correct lenses distortion. Got a ready built in database of camera body and lenses combination.

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    Default Re: Correcting lens distortion using ViewNX2

    It's hard to tell if there is or isn't barrel distortion. The main problem is perspective distortion, caused by tilting the camera off-horizontal in order to fit in the tall buildings of the CBD.
    Can google for 'keystone effect' or something similar to find out more.

    In general most wide-angle lenses tend to have some degree of barrel distortion (center bulges outward relative to the top and bottom). Pincushion tends to be associated with telephoto lenses. But I'm speaking generally only.
    Exploring! :)

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    Default Re: Correcting lens distortion using ViewNX2

    If the two shots are taken using AF-S DX 16-85mm lens, both pictures are having barreling effect based on distortion information found at
    Last edited by Squid; 18th January 2011 at 07:30 PM. Reason: Correct from pincushioning to barreling

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    Default Re: Correcting lens distortion using ViewNX2

    Yes, both from 16-85mm.
    Dun really understand the graph
    Nikon D90: 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G


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