theantiquetiger wrote in post #16768655
I'm pretty lenient about levels except horizons that are water. It needs to be dead level or it shows. This water level is a good few degrees off.
I don't know that kit lens, but if it is a "lens kit", it is sub-par for this camera. This is the reason I went with the 60D and a 70-200 2.8, I didn't want a $3500 camera with a $300 lens on it.
This horizon didn't particularly bother me, but I agree: level it. It's not a few degrees off, it's MAYBE one degree off. But that's sort of my point...it's off by such a small amount that actually making it level is unlikely to have any significant detrimental impact. If it's already that close to being level, then go all the way and just make it level.
And even though it's not a problem for me, I still say fix it. I wasn't bothered by it, but SOMEONE was. So it's undeniable that it's a "flaw" that people actually notice. So unless there's a reason for it being that way, just fix it.
Don't get me wrong, I still love the image. I'm just saying that some "flaws" exist because they actually contribute to the image, and some "flaws" are just things that most people don't notice. If this image fits into the former category, then don't level the horizon. If this fits into the latter category and you're banking on "meh, close enough for people not to notice", then you're wrong. People DID notice, so change it.