- Dec 15, 2009
- Huntsville, AL, USA
- Real Name
There's a thread over on the other site discussing the issue now.Thanks, Dj. I think that in their conclusion, they ought to mention again that the distortion and vignetting shown are significantly addressed by the corrections built into the JPEG engine of all MFT cameras as well as the most commonly used RAW converters.
In my own personal opinion, quality optics, regardless of the medium, always has a premium. As long as I'm not paying for that same premium for a software corrected lens, I have no problem with it.Do you think lens makers are going to get sloppy in lens design knowing distortion can be corrected in-camera and during post-processing?
I don't have the exact quote handy, but it suggested that Leica was unwilling to go as far as Panasonic with regards to software correction for the 45/2.8 macro (eg, marked distortion correction). It didn't say they were unwilling to use software correction.Why so far? Lecia 25mm f/1.4 is also corrected (chromatic aberration).
I would say lazy, not sloppy. Unfortunately, I see them trying to maximize software correction before maximizing glass. Especially in more consumer driven products.Do you think lens makers are going to get sloppy in lens design knowing distortion can be corrected in-camera and during post-processing?
+1. I think this is the key. If software correction means good images from a less expensive lens, then I'm in favour. At $400, I think the Panasonic is pushing their luck with the 14mm. But perhaps I underestimate the cost of producing a wide angle lens.As long as I'm not paying for that same premium for a software corrected lens, I have no problem with it.