Image bending on A70

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Kuen Lee, Aug 26, 2003.

  1. Kuen Lee

    Kuen Lee Guest

    I have been playing with my A70 for a month now and I have experience
    an image quality on my unit. ( Not sure it is only on my unit or it is
    the design problem ).

    Maybe someone with a A70 can try this and share their finding with me.
    Unzoom to the minimum which is the 35mm. Find a tall tree, building or
    flag pole or any poles. Compose your image in the protrait mode and
    have your tall and straight object at either left side or right side
    near the edges. At this point, take note if your straight object still
    looks like straight. For my case, a tree may turn out to be bending
    inward like a banana.

    Beside this, I am quite happy with its day time performance but a bit
    dissapointed on night shots that need long exposure. Maybe I am
    comparing it with my SLR.
    Kuen Lee, Aug 26, 2003
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  2. Barrel distortion occurs on most point and shoot cameras at wide angle
    settings. I have that camera, and the effect is less pronounced than it was
    in my previous Fujifilm 2650 camera at full wide settings. Paintshop Pro
    ver 8.0 has a built in script which corrects distortion automatically.


    Michael Abbaticchio
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    Michael A. Abbaticchio, Aug 26, 2003
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  3. Kuen Lee

    stanb Guest

    Barrel (or pincushion ) distortion is a problem common to many lenses - my
    old F707 was also prone to barrel distortion at the wide end and my tamron
    24-135 on my 10d is prone to pincushion at the long end. Fortunately its
    pretty easy to fix - in can be done in photoshop or similiar but i've found
    PTLENS to work extremely well (and its free and has many camera lenses
    predefined) - it is to be found at I'm not
    sure if it will work for mac users tho....

    good luck
    stanb, Aug 26, 2003
  4. Kuen Lee

    Richard Guest

    Hi Michael,

    Can you tell me how you correct distortion with Paint Shop Pro 8?

    Richard, Aug 26, 2003
  5. Kuen Lee

    Charlie D Guest

    That is barrel distortion.
    Check the software that came with your camera.
    The Camedia software that came with my Olympus 5050
    automatically corrects that distortion in the "edit" mode.
    Charlie D, Aug 26, 2003
  6. Adjust Drop down menu --- Lens Correction -- Barrel Distortion Correction.


    Michael Abbaticchio
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    Michael A. Abbaticchio, Aug 27, 2003
  7. Kuen Lee

    Ed Ruf Guest

    It's really a new function, not a script per se, no? Looking at the
    scripts supplied I could not find one which was labeled anything close
    to any of the lens correction functions. Also it, the pincushion and
    fisheye corrections are not automatic. The use must choose the level
    or strength of the correction.
    Ed Ruf Lifetime AMA# 344007 ()
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    Ed Ruf, Aug 27, 2003
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