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Re: [OM] Distortion in 35/2.8?

Subject: Re: [OM] Distortion in 35/2.8?
From: "Marco" <tom@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 21 Jan 98 09:06:11 +0100
Cc: "Jim Terazawa" <jimt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Mar, 20 gen 1998 20:36, Jim Terazawa <mailto:jimt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>I believe it is called " barrel distortion " where vertical image near
right/left
>edge of the film frame distort looking like whisky/wine barrel.  I think
all of
>the lenses (used in SLR or P/S lenses, at least as I know) have some
barrel or
>pin cushion distortions regardless of focal length.  As I understand,
generally
>speaking, the zoom lenses are more prone to these distortions.
> 

Since distortion varies according to focal lenght in zooms, the good news
is you can very often get one (or more)  point of "zero distortion" in most
zooms. 

Marco



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