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Sep 23, 2013 16:05 |  #2491

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Quick question and sorry if this has already been beaten to death....but most of the pictures you guys are posting seem to have little or no fall out or stretching on the edges, is that because the majority here are cropped a little bit or is using that PTLens software a must have...I assume that straights out the curve of the lens?

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Sep 23, 2013 16:09 as a reply to  @ Compact Diss's post |  #2492

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Sep 23, 2013 16:51 |  #2493

Compact Diss wrote in post #16319269 (external link)
I'm using the lens and I still need the question answered! I'm using a profile downloaded from Adobe in CS6, I use a 6D but it's a 5D Mark II profile, it seems to be working. I would like someone more experienced to answer. I tried downloading the PYLens trial, but it got confusing on the Mac and I couldn't get it into CS6.

I don't think it matters what body you use, as long as it's a full frame sensor. It should be pretty close (if not the same) to each other since the distortion is from the lens.


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Sep 24, 2013 10:14 |  #2494

The lens arrived today and I took it out for a test run. First observations: it's very very sharp. I love how it renders the colours, they have great clarity and there's a crispness that I love. However, 14mm is very wide and I have literally no idea what to do with it. I did take some shots of a brick wall and I think it's not all good. The bottom edge is soft-ish with the lower right corner really soft. Here is a 100% crop of that lower right corner:

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Could be I didn't do it right though, as I didn't use a tripod and although the other parts of the image are sharp it may be that the angle wasn't very good? No idea. I don't know how much of a problem it will be for real images though. When I look at the shots I took it doesn't seem too bad, does it? I would love to hear what you all think.

Here's the entire wall (SOOC, only resized):
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Anyway, not bothered by the fact that it was a dull, grey day here, I went to the park and the harbour and took some shots.

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Man, this lens is sharp! Here's a 100% crop of that bicycle. Mind you, this is straight out of the camera, no processing, no sharpening, nothing (and in camera I have everything set to neutral or zero). Just cropped and resized it.
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Sep 24, 2013 10:24 |  #2495

You're going to love it Levina :D


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Sep 24, 2013 10:40 |  #2496

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You're going to love it Levina :D

Well, I have to say, when I saw the images on the big screen I was blown away by the clarity and crispness as well as the sharpness. Even on this grey day the images SOOC sparkle. This makes three times that I'm blown away by new gear: first time was my first L lens, the 300/4, second time was the 5D classic and now this lens.
Now I just have to learn how to use it. To learn how to frame the world at 14mm. Interesting times ahead no doubt, particularly since I'm not a landscape photographer or do architecture and stuff like that. I am used to looking through long glass! :) But it's nice to get out of one's comfort zone and to experiment. Thank you very much for the encouragement, Moin!!


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Sep 24, 2013 10:47 |  #2497

Finding a used 14mm with AF confirm for Nikon is harder than I thought!

They aren't quite as abundant as I would have hoped.


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Sep 24, 2013 14:37 |  #2498

Wow, that brick wall shot above really showcases the mustache distortion! It doesn't seem terribly noticeable is many of the real-world examples I've seen though. Looks like a great lens.


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Sep 24, 2013 15:01 as a reply to  @ Levina de Ruijter's post |  #2499

If you use Lightroom, just download the lens profile and it takes care of that distortion very nicely.


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Sep 24, 2013 22:57 as a reply to  @ MooseNut's post |  #2503

OOC

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Sep 24, 2013 23:03 as a reply to  @ Compact Diss's post |  #2504

Nice one 495!

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Sep 24, 2013 23:50 |  #2505

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Ha, that seems to 'reverse' the warping and create a whole new challenge :) could almost use the 'Distort/Spherize' filter in Photoshop to correct this? Will be touch and go though as you can't see a preview of the effect :confused:


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